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Astrophotography with Synscan


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Hi,

I've recently gotten into astrophotography. I've been using a Nikon D7200 on my dad's Sky-Watcher telescope which came with a SynScan mount and version 3 handset. I've seen that there is a Camera Control function on the handset. In the manuals it's telling me I need an 'proper shutter release cable'. Anyone know where I can get this cable or an adapter? - Multipurpose port to Nikon's shutter control port?

Thanks!

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I think they are mount and camera specific.  What mount are you using and does it have the SNAP port (as detailed in the manual).  If the handset had the multi purpose port then this is normally used for camera that have the old style shutter release port - which I believe is propriety rather than being a 3.5mm jack socket like that on older canon cameras.

If you google "synscan shutter release cable" and check out the results form online suppliers such as First Light Optics or Rother Valley Optics (other retailers are available) and see if you can find a match

 

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