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long range spotting scope with digital video

Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:28 pm


I live on a lake. The beach is about three miles away. I know nothing
about telescopes. What would give me the best Image, and could I hook
it into a video either computer or Tv and how about positioning so the
telecope could move itself to different positions? Thanks.
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:30 pm

Hi Brian

You have several great options for a spotting scope that can be used for observation and also for feeding images into a cam or TV.

The most direct way to do this is with one of the new digital Busnhnell spotting scopes such as the Bushnell Digital Imaging System 22x60 Digital Spotting Scope with Built-In CCD Imaging System & Optical Beam Splitter 782100, http://www.opticsplanet.com/782100.html or the Bushnell Digital Imaging System 22x60mm, http://www.opticsplanet.com/782101.html. Either of these will allow you to view images, take pictures and feed images into a TV - all in one unit!

Another option is to mount a Meade LP Imager system, http://www.opticsplanet.com/meade-autos ... ackag.html to the Meade ETX 90 or 125 Spotting scope, http://www.opticsplanet.com/meade-125et ... copes.html. Although the LP (Lunar-Planetary Imager is designed for astronomy, it can also be used for daytime use as well. Like the Bushnell Digital Imaging System, this will also allow you to feed images from the spotting scope into a TV. Then, when you are done taking pictures by day, you can also take pictures at night of the moon and planets at night.

For the ultimate in long range observation, you might want to consider a tripod or pier mounted binocular. These combine the comfort of a binocular with the power of a telescope. Here are a few excellent examples.

* Kowa 32x82mm High Lander Binoculars Waterproof Binoculars,
http://www.opticsplanet.com/kowa-32x82m ... proof.html

* Nikon 20x120 BinoTelescope Binoculars - 7448, http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-20x120.html
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