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  • webdragon
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    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

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  • yoshi
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    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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  • yoshi
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    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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  • Ian
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    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.

    Ian

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

    Thank you for your replies

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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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  • StuartR
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    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...

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  • Ian
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    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...

    Ian

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  • webdragon
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    Taking pictures of the moon

    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
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