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#1 patrickt

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 10:31 PM

Hello All !

                  Just wondering if anyone recognizes what to me is a curiosity. The seller calls it a "Mizar astronomical lens complete adapter".

 

He describes it as a "coupling for an astronomical telescope". From the looks of it, it seems like its designed to clamp on to the lens barrel of the camera. Anyone familiar with this ? Thank you !

Patrick

 

 

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 11:21 PM

What you have there is a Lafayette F-506. Or a version. I have one, and don't know if it is for telescope or microscope use. The collet side with the adapters fit on/into the focuser, the other clamps onto the camera lens. 



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Posted 05 December 2022 - 01:00 AM

Based on what i now just read on CN, it seems it never really worked too well. I figured as much (compared to whats available today), but wanted to see what other thought, just cause it seemed sorta cool to look at...  Thank You !



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Posted 05 December 2022 - 01:23 AM

I have that in a box labeled Mayflower with the same emblem as the Mayflower telescope. I still have the telescope so the box and adapter should be here. It might take me a while to find it. I recall some instructions but don't know if that is in the box or something I found online. 



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Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:20 AM

It’s the film camera equivalent of the digiscoping adapters that are sold now to let people use cell phones to take pictures through a telescope eyepiece. Mainly useful for moon photos. It could still be used with a digital camera that has a protruding round lens. 
 

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 10:47 AM

Here it is.

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 10:49 AM

More. The directions were under the Styro in the lid, too flat to open.

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 11:07 AM

Outside and inside. I think that is the Mayflower OTA with the green lid. I had to go around and reach over from the green lid side. The second picture was interesting since it was easier to hold the camera over my head (after moving blue box on it) and then look at the picture before moving things.

 

The latch pin (screw) in the lid should be moved to the right side of the latch pivot. 

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Posted 05 December 2022 - 11:17 AM

Last one. I didn't show the bottom side. The handle is an eyepiece guiding with a very fine cross hair. I think it is etched but not sure, not taking it apart. I don't know how it steals a view, by OAG prism or splitter or what. What would be interesting. That's not a question. Who would know. That's not a question either. Sorry, wandering.

 

Edit (forum related): Tom Baker was the best.

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