Leica M (Typ 240) Attached to Telescope (1)

Prolog... | Eyepiece and Adapters | Camera Attached to Eyepiece | Camera Attached to Heritage P130 Telescope | Camera Attached to Meade 10" Dobson Telescope

On this page, I demonstrate how I attach the Leica M (Typ 240) with a Minolta M-Rokkor 28 mm f/2.8 lens to a telescope eyepiece with a T mount filter thread for taking astro photos using the projection technique. Projection technique means that the camera is mounted to the eyepiece, not directly to the telescope. The latter technique can only be used with SLR cameras where the body can be directly attached to the telescope - typically using a T mount adapter.

BTW: I mention the 1:50 method on this site several times. This is a simple variant of the projection technique - you hold the camera by hand to the eyepiece instead of attaching it firmly...

Note: Since I no longer own the Meade 10" Dobson telescope, I cannot offer any further information on this configuration and photos taken with it.

 

Prolog...

At the beginning a few warnings:

 

Eyepiece and Adapters

Here, you can see the Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece and the two adapters needed to mount the Leica M (Typ 240) with a Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8 lens to the eyepiece. A second adapter is required, because there is no T mount adapter available, which directly fits the filter thread of the M-Rokkor lens (40.5 mm).You can remove the upper part of the eyepiece including the eyecup to reveal the T mount filter thread.

Left: Baader DT ring adapter M37/M40.5 (#2458027); right: Baader digital camera T mount adapter M37/M42 (#2408165)

Top left: Baader T mount adapter M42/M37; bottom left: Baader DT ring adapter M37/M40.5; right: Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece

Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece - eyecup removed and adapters attached

Top left: Baader T mount adapter M42/M37; bottom left: Baader DT ring adapter M37/M40.5; right: Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece

Top left: Baader T mount adapter M42/M37; bottom left: Baader DT ring adapter M37/M40.5; right: Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece

Top left: Baader T mount adapter M42/M37; bottom left: Baader DT ring adapter M37/M40.5; right: Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece - eyecup removed

 

Camera Attached to Eyepiece

Here, you can see the Leica M (Typ 240) with a Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8 lens attached to the Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece:

Detail view

Overview

Detail view

Overview

Detail view from above

 

 

Camera Attached to Heritage P130 Telescope

Here, you can see the Leica M (Typ 240) with Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8 lens attached to the Dobsonian telescope Sky-Watcher Heritage P130 and the Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece:

Complete view

Detail view

Front view

Front view

Front view

Results: In Preparation

In preparation

 

Camera Attached to Meade 10" Dobson Telescope

Note: Since I no longer own the Meade 10" Dobson telescope, I cannot offer any further information on this configuration and photos taken with it.

Here, you can see the Leica M (Typ 240) with Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8 lens attached to the Meade 10" Dobson telescope and the Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece:

Detail view

Detail view

Detail view

Detail view

Complete view

Complete view

Results cannot be published, since I sold the Meade 10" Dobson telescope in March 2016.

 

Camera Attached to GSO GSD 680 8" Telescope

Here, you can see the Leica M (Typ 240) with Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm f/2.8 lens attached to the 8" Dobsonian telescope GSO GSD 680 and the Revelation 32 mm DigiScope eyepiece:

Complete view

Detail view

Detail view

Detail view

Results: In Preparation

In preparation

 

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