Telescope and Camera Together

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  1. bigcat1967

    bigcat1967 TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys:

    Just wondering what kind of camera I should get to attach to a telescope?

    wanna take some pics of some planets.

    thx.
     
  2. jbylake

    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    A Hubble telescope maybe...?
     
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    ocular TPF Noob!

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    Buy a olympus e-420 or nikon d40 cheapies.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What telescope do you have?

    ...A dSLR would probably be best, but there are adapters that you could use to make just about any camera work.

    With a slr, you'll want a T-Ring. It basically lets you use the telescope as a lens. For a point & shoot, there are adapters where you basically take a picture through the eyepiece (this will get you closer).

    Not sure how good the p&s adapters are - all I've ever used is a T-Ring...
     
  5. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Step one is the telescope. Which one do you have? Is it driven?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You could get something like this too, but you'll obviously only be able to use it with your telescope though... Not sure if that matters to you.
     

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