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Connecting my DSLR to my dob

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#1 brian15kang

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:36 PM

Hi. I have a nikon d850 that i want to try to connect to my meade lightbridge 10in. Ive seen a couple different ways of doing this and wasn't sure what I needed to do to make this work. I've seen just a tring with 1.25 adaptor, tring with extention tube, tring with barlow and so on. What do you guys recommend? Im trying to buy everything i need asap and wasnt sure what i should order on amazon. Thanks in advance for the help.



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Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:56 PM

Ask specifically if your camera will even come to focus with that scope.

 

Lots of dobs are made for visual only and on those scopes, you have to move the mirror up in the tube to reach focus.

 

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#3 J A VOLK

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 07:13 PM

Jerry L suggestion is good - make sure it will come to focus - may not have enough in-travel.  You can project the moon on a card to get the focus point to see if you have enough in focus.  If you proceed I would go with a 2" T-adapter and t-ring to minimize vignetting.



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 03:28 PM

On a flip side you can use a barlow to attach your camera. I have used Orion 10 XT to do planetary imaging with Sony previously using a barlow without any issues.




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