35mm Afocal Imaging


Afocal imaging is a great way of obtaining images through a telescope. All you have to do is point your camera down the eyepiece, focus and shoot. Years ago I got my first B & W images of Jupiter this way, and images of the moon and sun are often still captured this way. Go on try it, you could be amazed at what you can achieve.


Afocal photography of the Sun using a Meade 10" LX200 SCT a 22mm Panoptic, and Pete pointing and focusing his camera into the eyepiece. When working with the sun, the use of a blanket, or in this case the Dog's Towel! will aid in focusing and framing by blocking out stray light.

This I must admit is not a technique I use a lot myself, but it is worth consideration, especially when you have the opportunity to get a shot through an instrument you may not get chance to use again. Or you have the incorrect fitting for prime focus.



Static Camera - Prime Focus - Eyepiece Projection - 35mm Imaging


For more details on Astrophotography I recommend:

Michael Covingtons Book - Astrophotography for the Amateur


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