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Offline zeroy

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Re: Comp Article: modfying a newtonian telescope for DSLR focusing
« Reply #15 on: 12:42:17, 23 November, 2012 »
Good to hear that the method works so well, I loved it myself as it was easy to change from camera to eyepiece(for aligning). And having the adaptor constantly attached ment one less thing to have floating around the car.

Yes its pretty handy. One concern I have is that the screws are "digging" into the 1.25" eyepiece holder which *could* result in metal particle entering the mirror/sensor zone of the DSLR - Might try and get a brass ring to sort this out or cover the open area.
Meade LXD75 N6-AT
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Offline zeroy

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Re: Comp Article: modfying a newtonian telescope for DSLR focusing
« Reply #16 on: 11:24:47, 27 November, 2012 »
Just a follow-up on this, I was able to reach Prime focus using the standard EOS Tring + nose adapter by moving the Primary Mirror up the tube using the stock collimation / base screws. Not much room to collimate now (2-3mm) but thats ok :)

Thanks for all the tips!
Meade LXD75 N6-AT
Canon 1100D

Offline Hoohoo

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Re: Comp Article: modfying a newtonian telescope for DSLR focusing
« Reply #17 on: 17:21:28, 08 December, 2012 »
Nice :)
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Offline Aethelstan

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Re: Comp Article: modfying a newtonian telescope for DSLR focusing
« Reply #18 on: 15:57:46, 22 April, 2015 »
Just read this thread after I posted the very same question! I have cut my scope tube down by approx 15mm, will be cleaning it up and testing later on the moon at sunset :)

 

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