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#1 Anonymous Astronomer

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:13 AM

Hello, forgot about this piece when I bought the telescope, ran over it a couple of days ago.
Tried to figure out what can I do with it but with no success. confused1.gif

 

Any idea?

Vlad

 

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#2 eyeoftexas

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:20 AM

Could it be a camera adapter?


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:21 AM

It's part of a camera adapter to tie a camera to the telescope.  I have a set that consists of several pieces, including the part that an eyepiece fits into ahead of the camera, including that exact piece.


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:23 AM

I have one.  It's a high-hat 2-1.25" inch adapter.  You can use it like a regular adapter, but it places the EP farther away from the secondary.  I used it as a spacer to align my 1.25" EPs with a coma corrector in my 10" dob I used to have.  I think its main use is for AP, though.

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:26 AM

It's part of a camera adapter to tie a camera to the telescope.  I have a set that consists of several pieces, including the part that an eyepiece fits into ahead of the camera, including that exact piece.

Do you have a picture of the train?

I have one also that came with a yard sale box of Astro stuff



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:44 AM

A T-Adapter screws onto it. It takes 1.25” eyepieces and mounts into a 2” eyepiece holder. I have a camera mount that is a “T” thread on the left.

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#7 Anonymous Astronomer

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:54 AM

Thank you everyone for the quick response!bow.gif


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:11 PM

finally i was on the right road lol


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:34 PM

Given this was a beginner equipment question, I'll leave it alone.  

However, let's all please remember the rule that there is no astrophotography discussion allowed in the Beginners Forum.

 

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:46 PM

It's the 2 inch to 1.25 inch adapter that comes with Celestron, Orion etc achromats.  It has a T-thread so it's dual purpose.

 

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