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Old 27-03-2005, 01:08 AM
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Piggy-backing is where the camera rides or sits atop your scope. You can also hand rig devices for this kind of setup, so as long as the camera stays put. I found a metal bracket that I just made a hole on top to fit the screw hole on the bottom of my camera with an appropriate screw bit. The bottom of this bracket then attaches to the scope rings through another screw hole (didn't need to drill this one thank goodness!) It's pretty much stable. I saw in S&T a few issues back where this woman basically holds her camera in place with rubber bands (from what I remember). I'm hoping to start manually guided film astro shots this way to get started in wide field shots. I'm going to worry about prime focus later...
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