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How to mount my DSLR to my PowerSeeker127 EQ mount


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I'm brand new to astrophotography and I have a Celestron PowerSeeker127 EQ telescope. I have a DSLR and I want to mount it straight onto my PowerSeeker mount but I don't know how. Any advice?

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

That telescope is not really suited for astrophotography due to it being a manual EQ mount. Astrophotography involves long time exposures and the mount has to move to compensate for the earths rotation in that time to ensure the telescope stays on target.

You could take very short exposures of nearby objects such as the moon but be aware it would move out of the field of view very quickly.

To mount a DSLR in place of the eyepiece you would need a nosepiece adapter like this

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/astro-essentials-1-25-inch-t-mount-camera-nosepiece-adapter.html (measure the diameter of the barrel an eyepiece to get the right one as it could be bigger than 1.25”)

and a t ring adapter to suit whatever brand of camera you have. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/t-rings.html


You may be able to source similar products locally to you or using Amazon etc.


Also there may still be issues bringing an image to focus on the telescope with a DSLR though due to it not being designed for a camera.

Best of luck.

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