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Fitting a FZ150 to a telescope?

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Asked by Sunil Kumar, 10 Mar 12:00 am
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A fixed-lens camera is not really suitable for astrophotography through a telescope. A telescope used for astrophotography is really used as a lens for the camera, so having a fixed lens on the camera really gets in the way. You have to use a regular telescope eyepiece between the camera lens and the objective of the telescope, so you end up with more than a dozen pieces of glass in the optical path, which leads to difficulties in collimation and vignetting.
Answered by anil garg, 18 Apr 04:52 pm

 
  
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Answered by iqbal seth, 10 Mar 08:29 am

 
  
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A fixed-lens camera is not really suitable for astrophotography through a telescope. A telescope used for astrophotography is really used as a lens for the camera, so having a fixed lens on the camera really gets in the way. You have to use a regular telescope eyepiece between the camera lens and the objective of the telescope, so you end up with more than a dozen pieces of glass in the optical path, which leads to difficulties in collimation and vignetting.',

The normal way of using a telescope for astrophotography is like this:

Camera t-ring focuser tube objective

With a fixed lens camera, you have:

Camera lens ??? eyepiece focuser tube objective

The ??? represents some way of coupling the camera lens to the telescope eyepiece.

A typical camera lens has six to eight elements, and a typical telescope eyepiece has four to six elements, so you're looking at ten to fourteen extra pieces of glass in the train, which can't be good!

A t-adapter is an adapter tube used between ...more
Answered by Mickey, 10 Mar 12:05 am

 
  
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