Celestron 93626 Universal Digital Camera Adapter – Product Description:
With 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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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.