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Old 14-08-2008, 05:58 PM
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Extension tube

Using a Philips900nc;a 5x powermate & a 12"LB for planetary photography. Do I need extension tube to bring image into focus and what length?
Anyone with experience out there?
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Old 14-08-2008, 06:29 PM
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No experience with the LB stuff, but in my 10" if I can focus an eyepiece first in the Powermate (I use both a 2.5x and a 5x) then the ToUcam is close to being in focus as well. Best suggestion is try it first.
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Old 14-08-2008, 11:48 PM
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in my 8" with the 5x I still have about 2cm of in-focus and 2.5 of out focus.

I use around 8cm worth of extension tubes to get a rather massive image scale, and still have plenty of focus room to play with....

I dont think you will have any troubles using the 5x + 900NC + 12" at all...
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