Sony NEX-5 with Celestron C8-SGT Telescope

Sony NEX-5 with Celestron C8 SGT Telescope



Several people asked about the setup that was used on our NEX Astrophotography post. razor2277 posted his setup which is a NEX-5 used on a Celestron C8 SGT Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.

Here is what is needed to get beautiful photos of our universe and beyond...
  • Celestron C8-SGT (Item # 11026-XLT) w/ dew shield (Item # 94009) and AC power supply (Item # 18778)
  • Celestron Universal Piggyback Mount (for mounting camera on top with regular lenses) - Item # 93609
  • Celestron T-Adapter, (C5, 6, 8, 9-1/4, 11, 14) - Item # 93633-A
  • KiwiFotos T-Mount Adapter LMA-TM_EM For Sony aNEX Cameras
  • Celestron f/6.3 Reducer/Corrector - Item # 94175
from razor2277:
so the T-Mount adapter is what attaches to the camera. The T-Adapter is what attaches to the telescope. The 2 adapters have threads to connect them togethe for prime focus. I also use a reducer which brings the aperture down to f/6.3 from f/10, and increases the FOV from 2000mm to 1280mm. So in the order from scope to camera, it is scope->reducer->T-adapter->T-mount->camera.


Sony NEX-5 with Celestron C8 SGT Telescope


Thanks razor2277!

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