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Convert with questions on set up (1 Viewer)


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Skywatcher arrived today, the MaxDSLR arrived yesterday. Couldnt wait to play with it. However, I found the MaxDSLR does not screw onto the eyepiece holder, I have a t ring which screws on ok. I tried the setup with this and was pleased that at 800 ISO and a target at over 25 meters shutter speeds can still be quite high and AF confim light works ok(had a widow of sunshine).

Measured this distance (with my sigma 150-500) and found minimum focus distance to be 25.1 meters with camera attached to scope with just a Tring.

I also have a Opticron push fit adapter with Tring thread so tried this, compression ring was too small for secure attachment but I held it on without, found a target that I could focus on at minimum distance and measured this, minimum distance was now at 11.2 meters.

I then measured the extra 'spacing' the push fit gave over just a Tring, this was about 22.5mm. I then calculated that for each mm spacing, minimum focus would be reduced by approximately .6 meters. So when those ext tubes arrive I could (in theory) get minimum focus distance of 7.1 meters with the 30mm tube.

Unless of course my theory is incorrect.

Also, a quick question: is this the correct formula tocalculate an eyepiece magnifictaion factor:

Scope focal length divided by eyepiece focalength, ie: 600mm/40mm = X15 mag
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Heres a quick shot, Dog asleep across the street, 80 yards, 2nd photo 100% crop


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