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Old Oct 31, 2012, 3:53 AM   #1
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Default HS10 with a telescope

Hi guys, long time no post. I still have my HS10 and was trying to pair it up with my wife's telescope for some astro photography. I have seen an adapter like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1305525372...84.m1423.l2649

But was wondering if it was advisable to have the weight of the camera hanging on the threads or if it would be better supporting it with a tripod?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 5:28 AM   #2
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I would most definitely support the camera in some way- a tripod seemingly the most logical method. Even if the threads held out that would be way too much weight on the lens barrel- not to mention the telescopes eyepiece and focus system..!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 4:01 PM   #3
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G"day Kenzie

To me the qwik answer is 'no' don't do it
The longer answer is to ask this Q of the digiscoping fellas - see that forum for more advice

The even longer answer is that I have seen others do very similar things, but they use a tiny 3x zoom x $99 pocket camera - it's light in weight and be easily attached to the ocular / eyepiece and does not upset the overall balance of the telescope

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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see this for the answer..
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Can you re-do the link please?
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Default Superzoom's won't work...

Superzoom's won't work behind a telescope. Digiscopers typically utilize low zoom-ratio- max of 4x for digiscoping. Cameras with higher zoom's vignette too much to be workable.
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