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|Thursday 23rd February 2017, 15:46||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2017
Digiscoping with Celestron Regal M2 100ED + Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80/GX85
Hello! Sorry for being a total beginner without the knowledge how to set up a functional digiscoping rig. Hoping someone on this forum can explain to me how it works!
Telescope: Celestron Regal M2 100ED
Camera: Panasonic GX85/GX80
Eyepiece: Original Celestron 22-67x Zoom Eyepiece
Adapters: Lots of adapters like Celestron T-adapter 1 1/4, 2x barlow lens adapter, several filter and conversion rings etc....
From the equipment I have I managed to "build" the rig in several versions, where only the option #1 somewhat works (but with really bad picture quality). While option #2 does not work as it gives only blurry picture even if I try to focus the scope :(
#1. (works somewhat)
Scope + Original 22-67mm eyepiece + conversion ring + T2 M4/3 adapter + Camera
#2. (does not work - just blurry)
Scope + Celestron 1 1/4 T-adapter + T2 M4/3 adapter + Camera
What is the setup I should do to be able to digiscope with my GX80 on this Celestron telescope?
Are there any settings I have to set on my camera to make it work?
Please help! :)
|Friday 24th February 2017, 08:20||#2|
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Join Date: May 2009
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Recommended set up shown on page 7 of the Celestron M2 manual:
which is your set up in #1.
So the physical connection is correct and results will be down to the settings on the camera.
Last edited by pete_gamby : Friday 24th February 2017 at 08:23.
|Saturday 25th February 2017, 09:20||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Corfe Mullen, Dorset, UK
The option on page 8 of that Celestron manual will probably give you the best results, as in keep the lens on the camera and photograph through the eyepiece. Eyepiece projection as in your option #1 will nearly always give poor photos. Option #2 wont work.
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