I'm in the (slow !) process of setting up; you can get a suitable ILQ74 from Maplins (I know ... but RS are expensive for these for some daft reason ) - Gordon quoted the Maplins code some pages back (unless you get the component expert of the shop, don't ask for an ILQ74 - you'll only confuse them terribly ).
Re the connectivity to Celestron - ST4 is ST4 is ST4 That's why it's the standard we use.
Re connectivity to a scope - unless you can get an adapter of some description to couple afocally the Pi camera to the scope, don't bother. You can source cheaply a M12 adapter with 21mm spacing (eBay, Amazon, etc); add that then add on the webcam adapter Gordon mentions and use instead of an eyepiece. The key is the right adapter ...
I am not sure where the t-adaptor comes into it.JohnCollis wrote:How would I connect the Pi camera to the T-adapter? The PT-LH020RPM is relatively cheap except the package costs far outweigh the price of the device itself.
Try reducing / cropping photos to 640*480 then compressing as jpgs to less than 60k.bprats99 wrote:I just realized some folks don't know there are longer ribbon cables available for the PiCam, Adafruit.com offers PiCam ribbon cables up to 1 meter long. I am using the 24 inch cable from the Pentax body on the top of the tripod to the Pi electronics velcroed to one leg of the tripod. This has not given me any trouble in the 2 months I've used this setup in the field where things do get abused.
I tried to post a photo but the size is always too large, oh well ....
Yeah; works ok. Only awkward bit is using the + - functionality, as my fingers are too large But that's why I have an RF keyboard/touchpad !gordon77 wrote:Are you using the pi touchscreen? How does it work with the program, can you operate the buttons with the touch screen OK?
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