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Old July 7th, 2004, 11:08 AM   #1
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Has anyone coupled a GL2 to a telescope? Nikon made a "T-mount" that I used for my Meade LX200 (2500 mm), but I haven't found anything like that for Canon. I don't even know if the ccd chips would function...but, imagine!
As a new GL2 owner, I'm sure glad I found this forum.
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Old July 7th, 2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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Welcome JL,

That's an excellent question, one that I've been waiting to see.

I can't recall ever seeing a video camera being directly used to record celestial, hight sky, observations. Frankly, I don't think they would fare well. Their sensors (ccd's) are just too small and not really sensitive enough (within a 30 frames/sec. environment) to record the dim objects and fields.

So it's probably not worth the effort to search for such a mount for a GL2.
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