Digiscoping


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mugimugi

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Anyone here tried it before? Also is there a scope where i can use for both astrophotography as well as birding? Thanks:D
 

deckard

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go to the science centre, the astro shop will give you a lot of answers. go for the good brands.
stay away from stuff like raydawn or any brand that sounds funny. :)
 

lsisaxon

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Anyone here tried it before? Also is there a scope where i can use for both astrophotography as well as birding? Thanks:D
For birding, you'll need to mount on a normal tripod. For astrophotogaphy, you'll need a tripod with proper motors to track the sky.
 

raychan

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Hi Mugimugi

I was really keen in getting a scope too and found that Adorama sells the Celestron 102mm Wide-View at a very good price, US $197.99 for just the optical tube assembly (OTA). Ordered this scope with a T-ring adapter and waiting for it to arrive next week. http://www.adorama.com/CN102WF.html?searchinfo=celestron%20102mm%20wide%20view&item_no=1

It has a 4" front element & rated at 500mm/F5. So, for only S$300 for a Celestron, I hope it is OK. The only gripe I have about this scope is that it uses a focusing knob to focus instead of a normal helical focusing ring used in most lenses.

This scope can be used for terrestrial and celestial photography.

Have any brudders tried out this scope before ?

I've never tried digiscoping before, but my main concern is vignetting. Furthermore, the scope comes with 2 eyepieces to give a magnification of 20X and 50X. As I am using the D200 and F4E, can I need to insert the eyepiece before the t-ring adapters ? For a compact digicam, I believe you have to use the eyepiece to take photos.
 

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