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What bits do I need to try eyepiece projection?

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#1 Szumi

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 12:47 PM

I have a C8 Edge, a Baader Hyperion 8-24 MKIV, the M43-T-2 adapter.  Also have a Celestron T ring to mate with my dslr. Saturn and Jupiter are in the south so I just have to open the garage door to take a try at them.  I'll use my 7D MKII.  I know I need a few more bits, just don't know which ones.  Anyone have this set up? 

 

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Edited by Szumi, 30 May 2020 - 01:30 PM.


#2 BQ Octantis

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:28 PM

Yep.

 

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https://www.cloudyni...netary-of-2018/

 

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Edited by BQ Octantis, 30 May 2020 - 10:30 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 08:36 AM

Skip projection; prime focus is the way to go. You'll need magnification for planets. More here.... Regards

 

 

I'll use my 7D MKII.  I know I need a few more bits, just don't know which ones.



#4 BQ Octantis

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 08:46 PM

Here's my best night from last year, also eyepiece projection:

 

https://www.cloudyni...-night-of-2019/

 

I listed everything I use in Post #3 of the the first reference above…

 

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#5 chanrobi

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:24 AM

Skip projection; prime focus is the way to go. You'll need magnification for planets. More here.... Regards

This is exactly what eyepiece projection is for no?



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Posted 04 June 2020 - 12:31 AM

This is exactly what eyepiece projection is for no?

Sure is!

 

My 18mm EP gives me 2.12x magnification over prime, and my 12.5mm gives me 3.84x. I haven't measured my 9mm…

 

Plössls and Abbes make for good and excellent projection eyepieces, respectively.

 

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Edited by BQ Octantis, 04 June 2020 - 05:00 AM.



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