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.
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
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.
Camera - Prime Focus - Eyepiece
Projection - 35mm
For more details on
Astrophotography I recommend:
Book - Astrophotography for the Amateur