Astrophotography can be a fun and rewarding hobby. Even a novice telescope user can take beautiful images of the moon and stars. There are many types of astrophotography from simple piggyback photography - by mounting your camera on top of your telescope's optical tube to fully connecting your telescope to a 35mm or Digital camera.
Piggy Back Astrophotography
One of the simplest methods of astrophotography is to attach your camera directly to the top of your optical tube. This will allow the mount and its motor drive to also move the camera. Most telescopes have the ability to purchase a piggy back bracket to let the camera go for a ride.
Connecting your 35mm or Digital Camera
A more advanced way to take astronomical images is directly through the telescope connected to a camera. To attach a camera to a your telescope you will require 2 simple parts. A T-Adapter and a proper T-Ring for your camera brand. The T-Adapter will connect to your telescope. A T-Ring specific to your camera will attach to your camera. The now the telescope and the camera are ready to be connected. With this simple connection you can take amazing images or the moon and planets and with practice, you can take stunning images of deep space objects such as Galaxies and Nebulae.
Connecting the modern Digital cameras to telescopes is still pretty new. Most digital cameras do not have threaded lenses and require very specific attachments specific to the camera itself. The company ScopeTronix is a brand that we offer that has developed a connection for hundreds of digital cameras. Odds are if you have a digital camera - we have a connection that can make it fit.