Tracking telescope to use with the SLR

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by mr.doom, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. mr.doom

    mr.doom Member

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    Hi guys.

    Is there a relatively inexpensive auto tracking telescope that I could connect my Nikon D600 to for some cool astro photography? I was looking on google but it's hard to find some solid info.

    Thanks.
     
  2. G80FTW

    G80FTW Active Member

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    You can pick them up for under $200. I will be looking into one soon, I think the one I was looking at was $160. Its a Celestron dont remember what model but its the top of the line power seeker they have.
     
  3. mr.doom

    mr.doom Member

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    So, if I got it right. You need an adapter to put where the eyepiece goes, and then a T2 adapter to mount the camera, right?
     
  4. G80FTW

    G80FTW Active Member

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    No the T2 mount should go where the eyepeice goes. You should only need one adapter as far as I know.

    Also, this is the telescope I was talking about:

    http://www.celestron.com/astronomy/celestron-powerseeker-127eq.html

    Although I dont think that one has a motorized tracker, which is what you are going to want. But I think those, even the tripods, are rather expensive.

    http://www.celestron.com/astronomy/celestron-astromaster-130eq-md-motor-drive.html

    Thats what you really want.
     

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