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, a very fine scope which outperformed a Lunt 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.
TeleVue 85 f/7 // Astro-Physics Traveler 105 f/6 // Astro-Physics 130 f/8.35 // Tak Mewlon 210 //
Coronado 60 DS
"Scopes, Brains and Wisdom--but no Beauty"