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I new piece of kit on the way.

Post by Don Quixote » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:19 am

I have ordered this adapter so that I can mount my Pentax XW directly to my d810 Nikon for eyepiece projection.
I don't know if it will work out, but I thought I would give it a try.
Has anyone directly attached an EP to their camera in this way?
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Telescope:Sct 8" Meade, 10" Meade, Mak; 127, Fracs; ES 152 f6.5, ES127mmFcd100 f7.5 ,ES80Essential f6, SW 100ED Evostar f9, Skychief 60mmF15. Mount: cg4, az/eq5, slt, lxd75, farpoint Para. EP: Doctor 12.5 UWA, Pentax 7-14XW, KK Ortho 4-25, Meade Plossl x3, TV 22Panoptic, Leitz 10X,12.5X, Leica 10X25 HC, Bits of other glass. Binoculars: 8x43 Pentax, 10X30 Swarovski, 25X100 Oberwerk.Cam;Nikon d90, Nikon d810.
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Re: I new piece of kit on the way.

Post by helicon » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 pm

Looks like an interesting new piece of gear Mark. I hope it works out for you.
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Re: I new piece of kit on the way.

Post by Don Quixote » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:09 pm

helicon wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Looks like an interesting new piece of gear Mark. I hope it works out for you.
I figured the education is worth a few bucks. :-)
I will definitely post my results. I should have it today or tomorrow.
Thank you Michael.
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Telescope:Sct 8" Meade, 10" Meade, Mak; 127, Fracs; ES 152 f6.5, ES127mmFcd100 f7.5 ,ES80Essential f6, SW 100ED Evostar f9, Skychief 60mmF15. Mount: cg4, az/eq5, slt, lxd75, farpoint Para. EP: Doctor 12.5 UWA, Pentax 7-14XW, KK Ortho 4-25, Meade Plossl x3, TV 22Panoptic, Leitz 10X,12.5X, Leica 10X25 HC, Bits of other glass. Binoculars: 8x43 Pentax, 10X30 Swarovski, 25X100 Oberwerk.Cam;Nikon d90, Nikon d810.
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Re: I new piece of kit on the way.

Post by Don Quixote » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 am

The adapter thread is installed on the T ring, then attached directly to my pentax eyepiece.

I put it on my 80mm f6, my 100mm f9, and my f10 8" meade sct. The sky was brutal but I wanted to see if I could make it work.

It does work and it did a pretty good job under very poor conditions. Now I just need a nice sky.

Why do this?, you ask...just because I can. :-)
It was very inexpensive, cheap actually, and it is educational to me.

I have used my kK orthos in an addapter tube, but my Pentax will not fit in the tube and I wanted to try it.

From the results tonight with a very bad seeing and transparency condition it performed best in the 100mm f9 frac.

I may need a field flattener.
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Telescope:Sct 8" Meade, 10" Meade, Mak; 127, Fracs; ES 152 f6.5, ES127mmFcd100 f7.5 ,ES80Essential f6, SW 100ED Evostar f9, Skychief 60mmF15. Mount: cg4, az/eq5, slt, lxd75, farpoint Para. EP: Doctor 12.5 UWA, Pentax 7-14XW, KK Ortho 4-25, Meade Plossl x3, TV 22Panoptic, Leitz 10X,12.5X, Leica 10X25 HC, Bits of other glass. Binoculars: 8x43 Pentax, 10X30 Swarovski, 25X100 Oberwerk.Cam;Nikon d90, Nikon d810.
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Re: I new piece of kit on the way.

Post by Don Quixote » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:14 pm

Baader Hyperions can be rigged in the same way.
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Telescope:Sct 8" Meade, 10" Meade, Mak; 127, Fracs; ES 152 f6.5, ES127mmFcd100 f7.5 ,ES80Essential f6, SW 100ED Evostar f9, Skychief 60mmF15. Mount: cg4, az/eq5, slt, lxd75, farpoint Para. EP: Doctor 12.5 UWA, Pentax 7-14XW, KK Ortho 4-25, Meade Plossl x3, TV 22Panoptic, Leitz 10X,12.5X, Leica 10X25 HC, Bits of other glass. Binoculars: 8x43 Pentax, 10X30 Swarovski, 25X100 Oberwerk.Cam;Nikon d90, Nikon d810.
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Re: I new piece of kit on the way.

Post by Bigzmey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:34 pm

Nice! What would be targets for such set up, Moon and planets?
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Re: I new piece of kit on the way.

Post by Don Quixote » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 pm

Yes. Planetary.
Although I may try some double stars.
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Telescope:Sct 8" Meade, 10" Meade, Mak; 127, Fracs; ES 152 f6.5, ES127mmFcd100 f7.5 ,ES80Essential f6, SW 100ED Evostar f9, Skychief 60mmF15. Mount: cg4, az/eq5, slt, lxd75, farpoint Para. EP: Doctor 12.5 UWA, Pentax 7-14XW, KK Ortho 4-25, Meade Plossl x3, TV 22Panoptic, Leitz 10X,12.5X, Leica 10X25 HC, Bits of other glass. Binoculars: 8x43 Pentax, 10X30 Swarovski, 25X100 Oberwerk.Cam;Nikon d90, Nikon d810.
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