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Piggyback mount for DSLR

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Sam Bo

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Hi all

Im hoping to buy a DSLR soon and would like to piggyback it on a Bresser 70 mm scope. I will also attach it with a T adaptor although I guess the mount is probably not sturdy enough to achieve much.

Does anyone know how best to piggyback mount the DSLR to a 70 mm scope? I was thinking using a tube ring but wondered if that would be enough to take the weight? Cant find a 70 mm ring only 90 mm. Perhaps 2 x tube rings with a dovetail and quick release? Anyone know of the right kit for the job rather than making it myself?

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Nikon D5100 primefocal for moon shots or with 18-55mm, 50mm F1.8, and 200mm F4 Nikon lenses piggybacked for DSOs.
Bresser Skylux 70/700 mm reflector, EQ3-2 and Celestron CG-5 GOTO mounts, Antares 15mm, 2 x barlow and illuminated eyepiece reticle for manual tracking.

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You can use one of these and connect the camera directly onto the mount .

http://www.scopesnsk...tailcamera.html

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"Mit der Dummheit kampfen gotter selbst vergebens" ( against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain )
Tal 100RS , SW Mak180Pro + Revelation focuser, SW200PDS, SW80ED Pro, SW ST120, ETX105, Celestron 15 x 70's , HEQ5ProSynScan, EQ3-2 on 14' Pier.
Canon1000D Std x 2 , SPC900NC x 3. "Scopium" Hershel wedge.


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Sam Bo

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Thanks

Aha....So use the LCD as a guide for manual tracking rather than the scope?
Nikon D5100 primefocal for moon shots or with 18-55mm, 50mm F1.8, and 200mm F4 Nikon lenses piggybacked for DSOs.
Bresser Skylux 70/700 mm reflector, EQ3-2 and Celestron CG-5 GOTO mounts, Antares 15mm, 2 x barlow and illuminated eyepiece reticle for manual tracking.

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What sort of mount have you ?

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"Mit der Dummheit kampfen gotter selbst vergebens" ( against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain )
Tal 100RS , SW Mak180Pro + Revelation focuser, SW200PDS, SW80ED Pro, SW ST120, ETX105, Celestron 15 x 70's , HEQ5ProSynScan, EQ3-2 on 14' Pier.
Canon1000D Std x 2 , SPC900NC x 3. "Scopium" Hershel wedge.


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Sam Bo

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I think the mount is equivalent to an EQ2 or perhaps 3. Not heavy I know but all i can afford at the mo. Rather than using a regular camera tripod, Im hoping to use it to manually track.
Nikon D5100 primefocal for moon shots or with 18-55mm, 50mm F1.8, and 200mm F4 Nikon lenses piggybacked for DSOs.
Bresser Skylux 70/700 mm reflector, EQ3-2 and Celestron CG-5 GOTO mounts, Antares 15mm, 2 x barlow and illuminated eyepiece reticle for manual tracking.




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