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Old Thursday 1st November 2012, 22:13   #1
Fatboywez
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New to digiscoping, can anyone help please

I have had my scope for a while now and want to start using it to take pics.
The scope I have is a Acuter ST 16-48x65A. My question is what sort of features on a compact camera should I look for and how should I attach said camera for the best results. I am on a budget due to baby on the way so older cameras will probably what I would look for!

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Old Sunday 25th November 2012, 18:05   #2
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I have had my scope for a while now and want to start using it to take pics.
The scope I have is a Acuter ST 16-48x65A. My question is what sort of features on a compact camera should I look for and how should I attach said camera for the best results. I am on a budget due to baby on the way so older cameras will probably what I would look for!

Thanks in advance
Whoops, sorry you were left hanging. I can help you get into quality digiscoping for very little money. Just how depends upon your fabrication skills and any home tools. Attached is one of my early shots using a home made scope with a $10. achromatic lens from Surplus Shed and an old Canon A-720 camera. Click image to enlarge. My current favorite camera is a little Lumix FH-1, or FS-10 I bought for $12 from e-Bay.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6212/6...ae58f7d5_z.jpg

The steps I suggest, in order, are determining if your scope eyepiece is suitable for digiscoping, and if not, what can be done. After solving that my suggested purchase and attachment of a camera to the eyepiece. We do not buy anything until we know it will work. Do you know the specified eye-relief of your scope eyepiece? If not, is it easy to use by a person wearing eye-glasses?


You will need a medium tripod also. So, get back to me. Gene
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