i want to connect my D80 to my telescope

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  1. roadkill

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    I have a D80 and I want to connect it to my telescope (Meade) Some one told me I needed a T-bracket and someone else said I needed that and a camera mount. There's a Wolf camera here that has the T-bracket but the guy there had no idea where to locate the bracket. Anyone have any ideas how to go about this?
     
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    I'm sorry. I meant that the guy there had no idea where to locate the mount. Any ideas?
     
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    You need both a T-ring and a T-mount.

    The T-mount is specific to the type of eyepiece the telescope takes, either 1.25" or 2" usually. It will be a tube, much like an eyepiece, but it will end in a threaded region.

    The threads fit into one end of the T-ring which is specifically made to fit your camera body. One end of the T-ring is universal and screws into the T-mount, the other end goes on your camera body like a normal lens ... which is what the telescope technically is, just a really long lens with a relatively large aperture.
     
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    I'm assuming that I want the T-mount adapter for the Nikon F-mount. I really appreciate the info
     
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    The T-mount is specific to the telescope and has nothing to do with the camera.

    If you mean the T-ring, then it should say that it's compatible with the Nikon D80 series camera bodies.
     
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    do the t-ring and the t-mount have to be compatable?
     
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    I apologize if this comment seems rude, but ... Did you actually read my first post? I explained this.
     
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    Wouls this be for a forthcoming total lunar eclipse I wonder?

    My brother took his point and shoot travelling to South America and was posting pictures onto Flickr. I was browsing through and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mk-travel-pics/440191990/

    I couldn't work out how he did this at all. Months later he revealed he'd visited a telescope and was able to connect his camera to it's output (somehow). Hope you get some great shots.
     
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    Very Cool, great shot.
     
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    i recently got a tring and tmount off ebay for my D50.

    tring is here, but still waiting on the tmount..:x
    i hope it gets here before the eclipse ( mon hopefully)
     
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    wow fiendish. that is sick. I cant wait to get these pieces
     

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