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High Point 35mm Extension Tube - 2" - EXT35

SKU: HPS-EXT35
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: 2"
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: 2"
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 35 mm
$24.95
 
Baader Planetarium M68 40 mm Extension Tube

Baader M68 Extension Tube - 40 mm Long - M68/40

SKU: BAD-M68/40
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: M68
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: M68
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 40 mm
$73.00
 
Baader T2-25B - 40 mm T2 Extension Tube

Baader 40 mm T-2 Extension Tube - T2-25B

SKU: BAD-T2-25B
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: T or T2 (M42)
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: T or T2 (M42)
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 40 mm
$25.00
 
Takahashi TKP86003 - CCA250 to Wide Mount Adapter

Takahashi 98mm to Wide Mount Adapter - TKP86003

SKU: TAK-TKP86003
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: M54
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: M98
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 34.3 mm
$120.00
 

High Point 35mm Extension Tube - 1.25" - EXT35-1

SKU: HPS-EXT35-1
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: 1.25"
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: 1.25"
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 35 mm
$19.95
 

High Point 35mm Self-Centering Extension Tube - 2" - SCEXT35-2

SKU: HPS-SCEXT35-2
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: 2"
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: 2"
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 35 mm, 50 mm & 80 mm
$32.95
 
Stellarvue 36.5 mm Long M69 Male to M48 Male Extension Tube

Stellarvue 69 mm Male to 48 mm Male Extension - 36.5 mm - SFE-M69M48-036.5

SKU: STV-SFE-M69M48-036.5
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: M69
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: Wide T or T2 (48mm)
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 36.5 mm
$45.00
 
Stellarvue 33 mm M69 Male Thread Extension Tube

Stellarvue 69 mm Male Extension Tube - 33 mm Long - SFE-M69-033

SKU: STV-SFE-M69-033
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: M69
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: M69
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 33 mm
$49.00
 

Stellarvue 2" Extension Tube - 35mm Long - ET035

SKU: STV-ET035
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side A: 2"
  • Adapter Connector Type - Side B: 2"
  • Adapter or Spacer Length in mm: 35 mm
$19.96
 

Shop Telescope Cameras for Astrophotography


Photography of the night sky is called Astrophotography, or Astro-Imaging. The most common form of astrophotography is accomplished by attaching a camera to a telescope in order to use that telescope as a very powerful camera lens. However, astrophotography can be done with a variety of different set-ups, from attaching a DSLR camera to a tripod, pointing it at the sky, and taking a longer than normal exposures, to using a smartphone adapter to take quick pictures through a telescope or spotting scope. In fact, if you have a camera and want to take pictures of the night sky or a celestial object, there are several pieces of astrophotography equipment on the market today that will let you do just that, with or without a telescope.

While taking pictures of the Milky Way or star trails is cool, most amateur astronomers who enjoy astrophotography buy a special camera that is designed for astro-imaging through a telescope. Because astrophotography cameras vary so much in price, a beginner might start out with a planetary, or solar system imager. These inexpensive digital cameras use a small CMOS sensor to gather the light of a bright object, such as the Moon, Saturn, or Jupiter, and then off-load the image to the astrophotographer's computer for processing with specialized software that is included in the camera package. Once they get their feet wet, most amateur astronomers buy an astrophotography camera with a larger, more sensitive sensor so that they can image fainter celestial objects. Astro-imaging cameras come with either color or monochrome sensors and have a variety of features and accessories that enhance their results. Today's astronomy cameras are so sensitive and have so many helpful features that serious astro-imagers can get results that rival those found in astronomy and science magazines!

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