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4x Powermate and Canon 1100d.


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Hi all. Can someone tell me if it is possible to connect a 4x Powermate to a 300p goto Dob and then connect a Canon 1100d to the Powermate please? I've never heard of it being done before but I would like to magnify an image of Saturn if possible. Hope someone can advise. Thanks, Chris.

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Hi Chris,

Are you doing prime focus or afocal? If prime focus then you can purchase a nosepiece adaptor for 1.25 or 2inch with T-thread. If afocal then you will need an eyepiece projection unt (epu). Many are variable so it can adjust to the length of the eyepiece

It might be top-heavy at the eyepiece end, so I would suggest placing a weight a the mirror box end, otherwise you may put unnecessary strain on the drive(s). I have never tried so don't take my word for it!

Other dob owners may have other ideas on how you go about it.

Good luck.

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