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I have a skywatcher 150p and a nikon D40...... Just wondering is it possible to take images thanks

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13 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

You need a suitable T adapter ring and a 2" nosepiece.

Dave

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/t-rings.html

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/t-rings.html   Looks a bit expensive you should be able to get a generic one for about £10.00

The nosepiece will probably be unnecessary. The 150P should have a t-thread built into the 2" eyepiece adapter.

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1 hour ago, Anthony1979 said:

I have a skywatcher 150p and a nikon D40...... Just wondering is it possible to take images thanks

As others have said you do need a T2 ring. 

My scope is of a different build so I'm not sure the same applies to yours. But mine also has a direct T2 coupling directly onto the scope. But if I want different magnifications, I need the nose and distance piece to contain the different eyepieces. Yours may be the same. So without the nosepiece/distance piece  you may only get 1x magnification. For planetary photos you will need magnification. 

I started with a Nikon DX40. I am not sure how different that is from the D40. If there's any difference at all. Mine cannot take video. The capability to take video is pretty much essential for planetary photography. Check if yours can.

Your post doesn't say as to what mount you have. But for deepsky targets a motorized mount is pretty much essential.

Just my to cents.

 

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1 hour ago, Anthony1979 said:

Ive already got the adapters 

Mount ?

Dave

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Its on a rocker box as i cant afford a decent mount... Only mount ive got is an eq2

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Keep the exposures short and give it a try. Best way of learning. Mind you the weather round here isn't conducive sometimes. I live between Rochdale and Oldham.

 

Glen.

 

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17 minutes ago, Anthony1979 said:

just waiting for sky to clear.... 

Dont hold your breathe...

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Just looked on clear outside might have a chance from 10 oclock but like you said dont hold your breath

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