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Old Apr 18, 2003, 2:26 PM   #1
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Default Digiscoping with Celestron Nextstar 4

I have a Celestron Nextstar 4, and would like to start taking digital pictures with it. I would be taking astronomy pictures. The scope's ring attachment are in the back, away from the eyepiece.

What would be a good digital camera (coolpix 4500?) and adapters for it? I have a sony dsc-p1 already. Is it possible or even reasonable to use that?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Apr 18, 2003, 9:32 PM   #2
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The Sony isn't a really good candidate because of the lens configuration, but a CP4500 would work well.

What you would need would be the camera, an Xtend-a-View (inexpensive 2x loupe/sunshade) ( http://www.photosolve.com ) to see the LCD clearly, and a mechanical adapter which holds the objective of the camera in very close proximity to the eyepiece on the telescope.

Either Eagle Eye in the UK ( http://www.eagleeyeuk.com) or the London Camera Exchange makes great adapters which hold the eyepiece and camera's lens in close proximity. Both these companies ship quickly to the U.S.

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