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AstroZap Aluminum Bahtinov Focus Mask for 139 mm - 216 mm OD Telescopes - Full Aperture

Astrozap Full Aperture Aluminum Bahtinov Focus Mask for 5.5" to 8.5" OD Telescopes - AZ502

SKU: AZP-AZ502
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 5.5" & 8.5" (139.7 mm & 215.9 mm)
$28.00
 
AstroZap Bahtinov Focusing Mask for 8.5" - 11.5" Outside Diameter Telescopes

AstroZap Full Aperture Aluminum Bahtinov Focus Mask for 8.5" - 11.5" OD Telescopes - AZ503

SKU: AZP-AZ503
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 8.5" & 11.5" (215.9 mm & 292.1 mm)
$44.00
 
AstroZap Bahtinov Full Aperture Focusing Screen for 14.5" - 17.5" OD Telescopes

AstroZap Full Aperture Aluminum Bahtinov Focus Mask for 14.5" - 17.5" OD Telescopes - AZ505

SKU: AZP-AZ505
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 14.5" & 17.5" (368.3 mm & 444.5 mm)
$72.00
 
AstroZap Bahtinov Focusing Screen for 2.5" - 5.5" Outside Diameter Optical Tubes

AstroZap Full Aperture Aluminum Bahtinov Focus Mask for 2.5" - 5.5" OD Telescopes - AZ501

SKU: AZP-AZ501
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 2.5" & 5.5" (63.5 mm & 139.7 mm)
$24.00
 
Astrozap Full Aperture Bahtinov Focusing Mask for 11.5" - 14.5" Outside Diameter Telescopes

AstroZap Full Aperture Aluminum Bahtinov Focus Mask for 11.5" - 14.5" OD Telescopes - AZ504

SKU: AZP-AZ504
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 11.5" & 14.5" (292.1 mm & 368.3 mm)
$68.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 11" to 11.7" OD Optical Tubes - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 10" SCT's - AZ410

SKU: AZP-AZ410
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 11" & 11.7" (280 mm & 298 mm), 10" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$62.00
 
AstroZap Focusing Cap for ETX 90 - AZ-402 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for ETX 90 - AZ-402

SKU: AZP-AZ-402
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescope w/ Diameter Between 90 mm & 100 mm (3.54" & 3.93"), Meade ETX 90
$25.00
 
AstroZap Focusing Cap for ED 80 - AZ-403 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for ED 80 - AZ-403

SKU: AZP-AZ-403
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Diameter Between 101 mm & 110 mm (3.97" & 4..3"), Explore Scientific ED 80
$30.00
 
AstroZap Focusing Cap for ETX 105 - AZ-404 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for ETX 105 - AZ-404

SKU: AZP-AZ-404
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 110 mm & 120 mm (4.33" & 4.72"), Meade ETX 105
$35.00
 
AstroZap Focusing Cap for ETX 125 - AZ-405 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for ETX 125 - AZ-405

SKU: AZP-AZ-405
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Diameter Between 136 mm & 146 mm (5.35" & 5.75"), Meade ETX 125
$40.00
 
AstroZap Focusing Cap for ETX 125 - AZ-405 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap 130mm - AZ-406

SKU: AZP-AZ-406
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Diameter Between 155 mm & 165 mm (6.1" & 6.49")
$45.00
 
AstroZap Focusing Cap for 120mm - AZ-407 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap 152mm - AZ-407

SKU: AZP-AZ-407
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Diameter Between 193 mm & 204 mm (7.6" & 8.03")
$50.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 8" SCTs - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 8" SCT's - AZ-408

SKU: AZP-AZ-408
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 216 mm & 231 mm (8.5" & 9.1"), 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$50.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 9" SCTs - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 9" SCT's - AZ-409

SKU: AZP-AZ-409
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 247 mm & 266 mm (9.72" & 10.47"), 9" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$56.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 10" LXD 75 Meade - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 10" LXD 75 Meade- AZ-411

SKU: AZP-AZ-411
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 280 mm & 304 mm (11" & 11.97"), Meade 10" LXD 75
$64.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 11" SCTs - AZ-412 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 11" SCT's - AZ-412

SKU: AZP-AZ-412
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 298 mm & 316 mm (11.73" & 12.44"), 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$64.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 12" SCTs - AZ-413 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 12" SCT's - AZ-413

SKU: AZP-AZ-413
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 330 mm & 342 mm (13" & 13.46"), 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$66.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 14" SCTs - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 14" SCT's - AZ-414

SKU: AZP-AZ-414
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 395 mm & 405 mm (15.55" & 15.94"), 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$69.00
 
Astrozap Focusing Cap for 6" SCTs - AZ-423 - Open Position

AstroZap Focusing Cap for 6" SCT's - AZ-423

SKU: AZP-AZ-423
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 180 mm & 190 mm (7.08" & 7.48"), 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$45.00
 

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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