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SkyMax Question.


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I was thinking about getting a Skymax, either the 102 or 127, I don't need advice on which, cause that will depend on funds. (I know which I would prefer)

What I would like to know, is rear plate threaded to take a T mount, for a camera, or do you have to use the standard adaptor that slides into the 1.25" tube?

Just wondering about the options for fitting a DSLR for astro and daylight use.

Thanks

nabban

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Has a posting gone missing, I checked quickly last night before going to bed, and saw that there was a reply to this thread. As it was late, I decided to leave it to the morning.

So whoever left a post, sorry I didn't read it last night, would they please repost, thanks.

nabban

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I didn't post last night nabban, but I do have a Skymax 127, and I can tell you that although Orion uses a strange one-off thread on the actual OTA body, the short visual adaptor you get with the 'scopes are threaded at the outboard end to take a T-adaptor.

There are people about selling adaptors to take the odd OTA thread to standard SCT accessory coupling though ....

I've only had my Starmax a short while but I took some test shots with my DSLR of the Moon and Saturn and was very pleasantly surprised at the quality - hope this helps, and I also hope you manage to get the 127 version - it rocks! :cheers:

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Hi Nabban,

I have the Skymax 127 i think it's well worth the extra pennys from a 102 to 127, anyway yes you can attach ya DSLR to the rear of the scope. Can't say as i have tried this yet though imaging wise but i have just checked for you :laugh:

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Thanks for the replies, as I live in a remote part of the world, and I think maybe the nearest i would get to see new gear is Aberdeen or Perth, both a ferry journey and a long drive (Perth),

it is easier to ask those that already have the scope.

Depending on funds / lottery result, or turning one up in the second hand market, the 127 is the one, but the 102 a second choice that would do for now.

nabban

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