Sunday, November 08, 2009

reborrowed eyepiece-camera adapter

The RASC Toronto Centre has an inexpensive eyepiece-camera adapter. It allows you to mount a camera (any camera) close to the eyepiece of a telescope. So that you may perform afocal photography. I have borrowed it again.

The photo below is of the Orion SteadyPix Universal Camera Mount.

The one we have is a no-name, knock-off, very similar design, from China. That said, it offers two eyepiece adapters, a 1¼" size and a 0.965" size. The clamps are lined with rubber. There are different adapters and spacers for under the camera. While the instruction sheet doesn't include helpful images, it is looks useful. It suggests putting a camera into macro mode.

I'm going to try this new mount with the FujiFilm finepix J20 camera.

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