Category Archives: Hints and Tips

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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How to view meteor showers on a budget

The great thing about viewing meteor showers like the Perseid’s is that it can be done for free. All you need is a dark sky away from street lights and a pair of eyes. Additional equipment (optional) is a reclining … Continue reading

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Why is the image upside down through my telescope ?

With most Newtonian reflectors, you will find the image is upside down and left / right are also opposite. This is normal and nothing to worry about. This is simply the effect of using mirrors in this layout.  It can … Continue reading

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What does Exit Pupil means

Hold your pair of binoculars as you would normally, but away from your eyes. You will notice a small white circle of light in the eyepiece. This could be anything from 2 – 7mm typically. As a rule of thumb, … Continue reading

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How To Hand Hold Large Binoculars

If a tripod, mono pod or other steadying device is not available, there is a simple trick to help hand hold large binoculars relatively steady when out in the field. Its simply a question of balance. With binoculars that have larger lenses … Continue reading

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Averted Vision

Averted Vision is an easy technique that allows faint objects to be seen through binoculars, telescopes and even the naked eye. This ideal for viewing faint astronomical targets and for the nature observer, improves low light dusk and dawn observations. … Continue reading

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