Category Archives: Hints and Tips

Problems getting infinity focus with zoom eyepieces

1.25″ telescope eyepieces come in two forms. Fixed focal lengths and zoom eyepieces, such as 8-24mm for example. What you will find though with some Newtonian reflectors is that you can not get infinity focus. This is due to there … Continue reading

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How to connect an eyepiece to the Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED guidescope

Ever wondered what the small adapter ring included with the Skywatcher evoguide 50 ED guide scope is for ?. This video shows what it is, and how to use it.

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Fully multi-coated optics Vs fully coated optics

Hope this video gives a simple to understand practical demonstration on the benefits of Fully multi-coated optics when paired against fully coated optics. This is not saying fully coated optics are bad. There are many models and brands that give … Continue reading

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How to collimate Celestron Skymaster 15×70 binoculars

The video below applies to the Celestron Skymaster 15×70, 25×70, 20×80 binoculars plus the Cometron 12×70. Collimation is a very simple process with no dismantling needed. The adjustment screw is located under the rubber covering on the hand grips. I … Continue reading

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How to fix a pair of Hawke Endurance PC 10×25 , 8×25 binoculars

Over time you may find one of the barrels on your Hawke Endurance PC 8×25 and 10×25 binoculars has come lose. There is a very easy fix. Simple prise the top cover off with a screw driver to reveal a … Continue reading

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How to connect an SLR or DSLR body to a Celestron SCT telescope

To connect your SLR or DSLR camera body to a Celestron SCT telescope you will need a Celestron #93633-A t-adapter + a compatible t-ring. To attach to the telescope, simply remove the visual back from the OTA and replace with … Continue reading

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Which T-ring or T2 mount for Olympus SLR and DSLR cameras

Unlike Nikon for example who have kept the same t-rings  for many of their current DSLR cameras, Olympus have a range, that have changed over the years. So you need to be sure you are buying the right one. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Celestron Travelscope-70 image of the Andromeda Galaxy. 19.10.15

The image to the right of the Andromeda Galaxy was taken using a Canon 1100D , prime focus through a Celestron Travelscope-70. This equates to a 400mm f5.7 telephoto lens. This image proves that basic astro photography can be achieved … Continue reading

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Will a Celestron 9×50 illuminated finderscope fit on a Celestron SkyProdigy 6″ SCT telescope

If you own a Celestron SkyProdigy 6″ SCT telescope, you can fit the Celestron #93781 9×50 erect image angled finderscope to the OTA (optical tube assembly) The only additional items you need to purchase are longer screws to make it … Continue reading

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What is digiscoping

Digiscoping is the art of attching a camera to a telescope or spotting scope so that the telescope acts as a very long focal length telephoto lens allowing you to take close up shots from a distance. Digiscoping is very popular … Continue reading

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