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11-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to buy a Telescope to start doing Astro potography. The telescope is a Celestron brand.

I am in need of the camera T-mount and ring to attach my pentax to the scope. Unfortunately Celestron doesnt seem to have a mount strictly for Pentax.

Is there any other mount that can be used with the K100D Super?

11-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by medic455 Quote
Hello,

I am getting ready to buy a Telescope to start doing Astro potography. The telescope is a Celestron brand.

I am in need of the camera T-mount and ring to attach my pentax to the scope. Unfortunately Celestron doesnt seem to have a mount strictly for Pentax.

Is there any other mount that can be used with the K100D Super?
that is suprising. Although quite old (20 years) I have a celestron C90 spotting scope.

It came with an optional T mount, and Tmount to PK adaptor as an option.

I think everything came from celestron, but if you can at least confirm it can adapt to T mount there are plenty of T mount to PK adaptors on the market.
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Which model scope do you have ?


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Nexstar 130 SLT is the one that I have obtained. It has a 2 inch focuser that would be great for getting more light into the camera, but I have been told that I can also use the T mount that reduces that to 1 1/4 inch.

11-29-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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Hello,

The Nexstar 130 SLT does not have a dedicated camera adapter. Astrophotography is easily achieved with your telescope by purchasing this SLR camera adapter. You'll need to take precautions to minimize vibrations, such as locking up the mirror if possible as well as using a cable release or remote control to fire the shutter. First, remove the eyepiece. Next, attach the SLR camera adapter where the eyepiece would normally be attached to the telescope, and screw in a t-mount adapter to the opposite end of the SLR camera adapter. Now you can attach your camera to the t-mount and you are ready to begin taking pictures!
Note! Your camera will need to be in fully manual exposure mode, although some brands of camera may also work in aperture-priority autoexposure mode. Additionally, if there is a switch on the camera which chooses the focus mode, that switch must indicate manual focusing.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/156547-REG/Bushnell_780104_SLR_35mm_OR...5981/




T-Mount SLR Camera Adapter for Pentax K
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/116742-REG/General_Brand_ATPK_T_Mount_...5981/

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