astronomy lens/telescope

Started Dec 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: astronomy lens/telescope
In reply to tymevest, Dec 16, 2011

tymevest wrote:

One inexpensive addition that will help finding planets and start is a red-dot scope. Keeping both eves open, you position the camera until the dot is over the planet. The planet will be visible someplace in the LCD screen or viewfinder. The more focal length you use, the better this works. The whole setup was about $60.

The mounting bracket comes from a company called and will hold any small optic made for a pistol/rifle. They also make telescope mounts for cameras.

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Looks like a good tip too, thanks

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