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#1 Kruegon

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:33 AM

My wife has started to take her love of photography and transfer it over to our astronomy. She's the camera person, I'm the astronomy equipment person. I picked up some Camera Projection Lens eyepieces, at an awesome discount, for her. They thread directly into a T adapter and have a 1.25" barrel.

Has anyone ever used these? We haven't had a chance to play with them just yet. I'm wondering what we should expect.
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#2 MistrBadgr

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:44 AM

I have not heard of them, myself, but would like to hear about what you experience with them or the experience of others.

 

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:19 AM

Sorry. I had to correct an autocorrect typo. They are Camera Projection Lens eyepieces.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:19 PM

Here's a link to the CPL eyepieces. As far as I can tell, it's half way between using a barlow and just lining the camera up over the eyepiece like with smartphones.

https://agenaastro.c...n-eyepiece.html

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:43 PM

Interesting!  I think Meade has a gizmo that you can stick a regular eyepiece into and get a similar effect.  However, using a T adapter to mount the eyepiece directly to the camera sounds like a good idea.

 

I think your concern about camera weight is quite valid.  I think some sort of small camera that could use a T adapter would be better.

 

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