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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 # 93609Celestron T-Adapter, (C5, 6, 8, 9-1/4, 11, 14) - Item # 93633-AKiwiFotos T-Mount Adapter LMA-TM_EM For Sony aNEX CamerasCelestron f/6.3 Reducer/Corrector - Item # 94175from 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 sco…

Sony NEX-7 RRS L-Plate

Sony NEX-7 with RRS L-Plate Mount

Here is a nice accessory for your new Sony NEX-7. The L-plate from Really Right Stuff (RRS) provides a stable mounting platform for the camera in the landscape and portrait orientations. The need to tilt the tripod head for a portrait shot is eliminated with the L-plate meaning more stability.

Here is Really Right Stuff's description of their L-plate.
L-Plate Set for Sony Alpha NEX-7. This modular L-Plate mates beautifully with the new NEX-7 camera. This custom L-plate was designed to fit Sony NEX7's ultra-thin body as snugly as possible, but still make room for opening and positioning its LCD panel. The gap below the LCD screen provides clearance for the screen to be tilted up or down; with L-plate installed, you can still hold the camera over your head and swivel the screen so that it can be seen from below.

LCD clearance for tilting

Check out RRS for more details on the Sony NEX-7 L-Plate.

Sony NEX RRS Tripod Quick Release Plate

Sony NEX-5 with Leica TRI-ELMAR-M 28-35-50mm f/4.0 ASPHVolker found a great solution for those using the Sony NEX extensively on tripods. Standard quick release plates are too big and heavy for the NEX but this Really Right Stuff Mini Plate (RRS Part Number: BPnS-S) is a perfect fit and can stay on the body all day.

Thanks V.H.!