I have several years of experience with DSLR photography and some astro photography (milkyway) with DSLR. Recently, my wife gifted me an explore scientific ED80 APO telescope. I have an old Nikon D7000. I would like to get started with astrophotography as well, I know I need a T-ring to connect DSLR to telescope. However, are there additional parts needed? I searched and found that I might also need T-ring adapter or a field flattener, in addition to the T-ring. Is this necessary? Please let me know. Any help and guidance is appreciated.
All you need are:
- A Nikon to T-ring adapter
- A T-ring to 1.25" eyepiece adapter
They are often sold together.
This allows you to connect the camera as if it were another eyepiece. Of course, there's no limit to additional accessories you could use, but that's all you need to get started.