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Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Mask for Celestron 8" SCT - FP410

SKU: FAR-FP410
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 8" SCT
$20.00
 

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Mask for Meade 12" SCT - FP414

SKU: FAR-FP414
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Meade 12" SCT
$30.00
 

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Mask for Celestron 9.25" SCT - FP415

SKU: FAR-FP415
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 9.25" SCT
$21.00
 
Farpoint Medium Bahtinov Mask for Refractors or Newtonians

Farpoint Bahtinov Mask for Refractors or Newtonians with 5.5" to 8.5" Diameter - FP402

SKU: FAR-FP402
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameters Between 5.5" & 8.5" (139.7 mm & 215.9 mm)
$19.00
 
Farpoint Bahtinov Focuse Mask for 58 mm DSLR Camera Filter Threads

Farpoint Bahtinov Focus Mask for 58 mm DSLR Camera Filter Threads - FP439

SKU: FAR-FP439
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: DSLR Cameras w/ 58 mm Filter Threads
$13.00
 

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Meade 8" SCT - FP411

SKU: FAR-FP411
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Meade 8" SCT
$20.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 6" SCT

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 6" SCT - FP409

SKU: FAR-FP409
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 6" SCT
$19.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 8" SCT with Hyperstar

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 8" SCT w/Hyperstar - FP410H

SKU: FAR-FP410H
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 8" SCT w/ Hyperstar
$20.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 11" SCT

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 11" SCT - FP412

SKU: FAR-FP412
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 11" SCT
$25.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 11" SCT with Hyperstar

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 11" SCT w/Hyperstar - FP412H

SKU: FAR-FP412H
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 11" SCT w/ Hyperstar
$25.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Mask for Meade 10" SCT

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Meade 10" SCT - FP413

SKU: FAR-FP413
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Meade 10" SCT
$25.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 9.25" SCT with Hyperstar

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 9.25" SCT w/Hyperstar - FP415H

SKU: FAR-FP415H
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 9.25" SCT w/ Hyperstar
$21.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Mask for Meade 12" LX850 SCT

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Meade 12" LX850 SCT - FP417

SKU: FAR-FP417
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Meade 12" LX850 SCT
$30.00
 
Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 14" SCT with Hyperstar

Farpoint Astro Bahtinov Focus Mask for Celestron 14" SCT w/Hyperstar - FP418H

SKU: FAR-FP418H
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Celestron 14" SCT w/ Hyperstar
$40.00
 
Farpoint Bahtinov Mask for 3.5" - 6.5" Refractors or Newtonians

Farpoint Bahtinov Mask for Refractors or Newtonians with 3.5" to 6.5" Front Diameter - FP401

SKU: FAR-FP401
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameter Between 3.5" & 6.5" (88.9 mm & 165.1 mm)
$17.00
 
Farpoint Astro Larger Bahtinov Mask for Telescopes and Dew Shields w/8.5" to 10.5" Diameter

Farpoint Bahtinov Mask for 8.5" to 10.5" Diameter Telescopes - FP404

SKU: FAR-FP404
  • Focus Masks & Caps Known to Fit: Telescopes w/ Outside Diameters Between 8.5" & 10.5" (215.9 mm & 266.7 mm)
$23.00
 

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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