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Device to allow take pictures with the digital camera

Postby dixno on Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:44 am

I have a question.
Is there something I can get that will allow me to take pictures with my digital camera, of what I am looking at. My camera has a 58mm ring.
Thank you.

Postby Jne_K on Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:45 am


What type of camera do you have? If you have an SLR, all we need are some basic adapters. If you have a digital point and shoot, though, you can't do much.

Astrophotography requires an SLR - camera with removable lenses. A digital point and shoot is not suitable for serious astrophotograpy. Astrophotography requires a camera which can take exposures measured in many minutes, as opposed to only seconds possible on a point and shoot and point and shoots lack the sensitivity needed to capture the faint, deep-sky objects. Unless you move up to an SLR (camera with removable lenses) or a CCD imager, you will be limited to pics of bright objects such as the moon or planets. Lastly, camera adapters for telescopes are designed only for SLR cameras. They do not work with point and shoot cameras.
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