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Old Apr 27, 2009, 8:09 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I need help.

I just want to record a video (1080p @ 60fps) of the Moon or planets with a dobson telescope using a HD-2000. Do you know what kind of ring can I use to put my camcorder on the ocular. Camcorder should be 37 mm diameter and telescope ocular should be 31.8 mm.

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Old Apr 28, 2009, 9:11 PM   #2
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look at the adaptor used for the xacti and the Nikon lens. perhaps this may help.


http://www.letusdirect.com/cart/letus35-mini.html


http://www.vimeo.com/1197997
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Old Apr 30, 2009, 9:41 AM   #3
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I've connected my HD-1000 to my telescope and rec some moon vids.

You can find the info in the following thread:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...880688#p880688



Here's a direct link to the Vimeo video:

http://www.vimeo.com/924883

I haven't touched it in a long time, but I would like to do some more of this in the near future.
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Old Apr 30, 2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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@Cresho: Thank you for replying but that solution is too expensive for me.

@Stephman: Great job! That's what I want to do. How did you mount the camcorder on the the telescope? Did you use some adaptor? This is the telescope I own: http://www.optical-systems.com/skywa...ex-p-2627.html
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Old Apr 30, 2009, 10:15 AM   #5
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Damn, big telescope!

On the vimeo page with my vid, if you scroll down, you'll see 2 photos on the right linked to flickr. The 2nd photo show's the 'thing' I used to connect the cam to the telescopes eye piece.



I believe I purchased it here:

http://www.telescope.com/control/pro...oduct_id=05228

Let me know how it works out for you. DEFINITELY PM me if ever get some vids up. I'd love to see them. It may even kick me in the arse to get back out and start using my cam more.
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Damn, big telescope!

On the vimeo page with my vid, if you scroll down, you'll see 2 photos on the right linked to flickr. The 2nd photo show's the 'thing' I used to connect the cam to the telescopes eye piece.



I believe I purchased it here:

http://www.telescope.com/control/pro...oduct_id=05228

Let me know how it works out for you. DEFINITELY PM me if ever get some vids up. I'd love to see them. It may even kick me in the arse to get back out and start using my cam more.

Thanks a lot! Now I know what I've to look for... My goal is to record Jupiter with a 4mm ocular. I'll surely PM you.

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Old May 1, 2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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Not trying to put a damper on things, but personally I would say it's not even worth the effort. There's almost always badvignetting and focusing can be a real pain in the butt! And after all that the quality is still really poor. I have a 10" Meade LX-90 and hooked up a Canon digital camera a couple of years ago and it was a fun experience, but otherwise not worth it. The best way to go is time exposure photos with the scope aligned on an equatorialwedge or polar mount.

But if you do go through with it have fun and best of luck!



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