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AGreyCrane

Connecting my Canon T5i to my Skywatcher 80ED

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I have been reading till my brain has turned to mush, and decided (for the moment) that long term I am going to pick up a CCD. In the near term however, I'd like to be able to snap some pics through the 80ED with my T5i. It was a terrible chore to hold the T5i up to the eye piece and try not to shake at all when viewing Jupiter last night.

I know I need a Tring, is this the right one/type? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000237C9M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I believe I also need a nose piece to go from the Tring to the scope, but I am not exactly sure what to be looking for. Could anyone link me the right product?

Is there anything else I am missing?

Thanks in advance!

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If you have the standard 2" focuser then this 2" nosepiece will screw into the (correct) Canon EOS adaptor that you linked to in your post.

http://www.amazon.com/Baader-Planetarium-T-2-Nose-Piece/dp/B0018IUJXQ/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1422228791&sr=1-5&keywords=t2+nosepiece

Or here is a USA dealer with stock (at higher price).

http://agenaastro.com/baader-2-nosepiece-t-2-adapter-t2-16-2408150.html

William.

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The T5i is perhaps better known as the 700D which may help when looking for accessories.

Once hooked up it should offer better pics than a CCD but may lack functionality e.g. stacking.

It should connect to 2-in or 1.1/4-in by a screw-on adaptor tube or by a nose but you may want to use a Barlow in front which probably means 1.1/4-in fittings.

The adaptor may screw straight on to the focuser tube.

I prefer to have a Barlow on there since it keeps the sensor sealed up and kept clean.

The Amazon T-ring shown is EOS to T2 (T-thread) which is a 42mm metric thread (not the Praktica M42 lens mount)

This adaptor should screw straight on to a Barlow T-adaptor but you may need an extension tube depending on back focus and whether you can or want to fit an eyepiece inside.

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Terrific! Thank you both so much, I've got the following two things ordered.

Celestron 93419 T-Ring for 35 mm Canon EOS Camera

Celestron T Adapter/Barlow 1.25 Universal

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I have a skywatcher 80ED and a canon 450d.

I use this http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reducersflatteners/skywatcher-field-flattener.html (acts an extension tube and helps flatten the field) with a Canon T ring adapter, which threads on the end of this.  Then slot the whole ting into the 80 ED tube.

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