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Canon/Coronado interface

Started by RobertHowe, 01/08/2012 09:36AM
Posted 01/08/2012 09:36AM Opening Post
I am gearing up for the impending annular eclipse and Venus transit. I find myself unable to connect a Canon EF Rebel camera to my beloved Coronado 60. The Coronado requires use of the diagonal for proper filtration of the sunlight, so one is obliged to use a 1.25 inch camera nosepiece plugged into the Coronado diagonal. When I replace the lens with such a nosepiece for prime focus photography the Coronado does not have adequate in-focus to give a proper image. I got around this by adding the Cemax 2x barlow, with this I can get a focused image, but the sun laps at the edges of the image frame. This is not suitable to use in the field (at the Grand Canyon, yet) and there does not seem to be such a thing as a 1.5 x Barlow.

Ideas?

Robert Howe
Wilbraham MA


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Posted 01/09/2012 10:02AM #1
Robert,

I had a similar problem with my old SM60/BF10 with TeleVue Pronto.

The only solution was the acquisition of TeleVue's ZLA (Zero-Length Adapter) and which allowed me to gain sufficient in-focus so as to reach focus.

I think you will have more luck finding the ZLA on the Coronado site rather than TeleVue's.

It is quite cheap and, as such, it does not represent a large cash outlay.

Anthony.