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    Hello

    I've just got a telescope and I was wondering how i can incorporate my FujiFilm S6500 to take pictures of the moon

    Ian
    Ian

    FujiFilm FinePix S6500fd (bridge camera)

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    Re: Taking pictures of the moon

    Originally posted by webdragon View Post
    Hello

    I've just got a telescope and I was wondering how i can incorporate my FujiFilm S6500 to take pictures of the moon

    Ian
    This should be possible - it sounds just like digi-scoping, where cameras are attached to monoculars, or spotting-scopes. You basically need an adapter to mount the camera to the telescope eye piece. But that's where my ability to help runs out of steam...

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    • #3
      Re: Taking pictures of the moon

      Originally posted by webdragon View Post
      Hello

      I've just got a telescope and I was wondering how i can incorporate my FujiFilm S6500 to take pictures of the moon

      Ian
      Couldn't get the direct URL to work but if you search ebay for "F-Adapter" it might be a place to start - you can find it here if you scroll through: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Mikes-Camera-Accessories

      No idea if it would work with your camera, I guess you could mail him and ask.

      This also looks interesting http://www.scopetronix.com/mvp.html
      as does this http://www.digiscoping.co.uk/

      Finally you will probably get help here: http://www.birdforum.net/forumdisplay.php?f=243

      Time for bed...
      Stuart R
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      • #4
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        Ian,

        There are 2 ways, generally:

        1. To mount the camera to the scope as if it were the eyepiece (My Pentax used a T-mount adapter for this)

        2. To use a mounting adapter that places your camera to "see" what is coming from the eyepiece. In the US, check out telescopes.com or astronomics.com. These adapters typically mount to the eyepiece or eyepiece holder via a friction mechanism, and have adjustable arms and a 1/4 inch bolt for camera attachment. This tends to be a more fiddly arrangement, and I much preferred method 1.

        Also, it can be quite difficult to use a reflecting scope for photo work, as balance (swivel) points change so dramatically with added weight of a camera.

        A couple of guys locally are using specialized sensors that mount as an eyepiece and connect to a computer. They can then control the exposure, etc. from the keyboard. Their results, from stacking multiple exposures, are quite good. And the stacking software, etc., is freeware.

        Good luck and good hunting.

        Joe

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        • #5
          Re: Taking pictures of the moon

          The problem is it's a bridge camera and not a dslr

          Thank you for your replies
          Ian

          FujiFilm FinePix S6500fd (bridge camera)

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            Re: Taking pictures of the moon

            Originally posted by webdragon View Post
            The problem is it's a bridge camera and not a dslr

            Thank you for your replies
            It shouldn't be a problem. Before DSLRs became more accessible, the practice of attaching non-DSLRs to spotting scopes was the way to go. If telescopes have the same eyepiece optical qualities, it should be possible.

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            • #7
              Re: Taking pictures of the moon

              Originally posted by Ian View Post
              It shouldn't be a problem. Before DSLRs became more accessible, the practice of attaching non-DSLRs to spotting scopes was the way to go. If telescopes have the same eyepiece optical qualities, it should be possible.

              Ian
              How about this one? An adapter to be used between a compact digicam and a fieldscope. This is just an example. I have seen this at big camera shops before but never closely had a look at it. So I do not know if or not the adapter fits to all type of compact digicams. Yen 8400 incl. 5% tax.

              yoshi

              p.s. URL of this adapter: https://www2.vixen-m.jp/marketingsho...sory/ul_ad.jsp
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              • #8
                Re: Taking pictures of the moon

                Oh, I now think you meant an astronomic telescope and not a fieldscope ...
                then atm I can not find an adapter instantly but this one seems to be popular these days.

                No need of a compact camera - just attach this "digital eyepiece" on an astronomic telescope and connect the cable to your PC (NOT Mac). They say it can be used when the brightness is 3 lux or more - The text says it's suitable for both the moon (near and bright satellite) and/or Jupiter, Saturn (i.e. remote and dark planet). Same price Yen 8400. http://www.rennes-japan.com/telescope/page159.html

                yoshi

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                • #9
                  Re: Taking pictures of the moon

                  It is an Astronomic Telescope. Thank you for the information.

                  I tried putting my webcam to it attached to my lap top but you don't get the same affect

                  Ian
                  Ian

                  FujiFilm FinePix S6500fd (bridge camera)

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