Celestron 93626 Universal Digital Camera Adapter

March 29, 2012

Celestron 93626 Universal Digital Camera Adapter – Product Description:

Celestron 93626 Universal Digital Camera AdapterWith the Celestron 93626 Universal Digital Camera Adapter, you can secure your digital camera to your telescope and begin to capture images of the moon, planets, bright-deep sky objects and other terrestrial objects.

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Product Features :

  • Securely mount your digital camera to you telescope
  • Capture images of the moon, planets, bright-deep sky objects and other terrestrial subjects
  • Provides stability and ease-of-use for most telescopes

Celestron 93626 Universal Digital Camera Adapter – Review:

WORKS AS INTENDED!

I bought this to use with my Meade 102mm scope and Canon A540 Powershot. It clamps to the eyepiece firmly and adjusts to fit my camera. It has a massive amount of adjustment so it should fit a wide variety of cameras. Works very well.

I had to experiment to find the best mounting position and shooting method. I use a heavy Bogen video tripod which works well for this setup. A lighter tripod would not work well since there is a large amount of vibration at high magnification to deal with. Here is the method that works best for my scope and camera:

1- Remove the diagonal prism and place the eyepiece directly into the eyepiece holder (straight through viewing method). Tighten setscrew firmly.
2- Look through the eyepiece and focus the scope.
3- Clamp the adapter to the eyepiece.
4- Mount the camera then center the lens with the X and Y adjustment screws. Leave Z adjustment loose.
5- Very carefully zoom the lens to full telephoto while watching the distance to the eyepiece. Adjust the Z axis so the fully zoomed camera lens is not quite touching the scope eyepiece.
6- Leave the camera in auto focus mode. Turn off focus aid light.
7- Adjust zoom as necessary to obtain a good picture on the camera screen. The camera needs to be zoomed in quite a bit to avoid vignetting.
8- Re-focus the telescope as needed to obtain the sharpest camera view.
9- Use the timed shutter release mode to avoid blurring caused by vibrations. 10 seconds works great.

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