Celestron Deluxe Photographic Tele-Extender

Item #CELE187-1

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  • For Schmidt-Cassegrain use only
  • Allows you to attach camera to telescope with an eyepiece installed inside Tele-Extender
  • For Eyepiece Projection photography
  • Used for high-power lunar, solar or planetary photography
  • Must be used with T-Ring for your appropriate camera
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  • Description

    Celestron's deluxe tele-extender is a high-power photographic accessory for Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. It's a hollow tube that allows you to attach a camera to your telescope with an eyepiece installed. By using the Deluxe Tele-Extender in combination with an eyepiece, you can increase your telescope's effective focal length to well over 10,000mm! And with this comes a corresponding increase in image size.

    It's a technique known as eyepiece projection photography, and it multiplies magnification by the distance from eyepiece center to the film plane, according to the following formula:
    Effective Focal Length = Telescope focal length ? Eyepiece focal length X DF (distance to film).

    The deluxe tele-extender is used for high-power lunar, solar and planetary photography as well as for extreme terrestrial photography. To employ the tele-extender, remove the diagonal from your telescope and insert an eyepiece directly into the visual back. Place the Tele-Extender over both the eyepiece and the visual back and attach your 35mm SLR camera to the back of the tele-extender, using a T-ring. That puts you in business for fine, highly magnified astrophotography!

    Note: The image you'll see through your camera's viewfinder will be upside-down. And, because of the extremely high magnifying effect afforded by the deluxe tele-extended, you'll want to take extra care to prevent camera and telescope vibration. Accurate polar alignment and using only under good seeing conditions will also help you capture high-quality images.

    The deluxe tele-extender is only for Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes!

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    Shipping Restrictions

    Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Telescope Accessories Series

    Celestron Photographic / Visual Accessories



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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

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