Fits All Nikon SLR & DSLR Models. This Astrophotography kit is suitable for: Prime Focus & Variable Eyepiece Projection with 1.25" Telescopes.
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"Variable" Eyepiece Projection & Prime Focus
Our VEPA Plus Eyepiece Projection Adapter is larger than standard adapters.
It can handle larger eyepieces (to 42mm Max Dia, most Plossls to 40mm!),
has a handy laser engraved Extension Scale and a machined Grip Ring for
a sure grip even in heavy dew conditions.
Kit Includes: VEPA Plus Variable Eyepiece Projection Adapter, a 1.25" Prime Focus Adapter, a Parfocalizing Ring, a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera and 5 pages of
setup instructions, Diagrams and tips.
This Premium kit includes the parts you will need for both "Prime Focus" and Variable "Eyepiece Projection" astrophotography packaged together in one money saving, easy to purchase kit. The "Variable" feature lets you adjust the adapter length to vary the magnification (thus image size) for perfect framing of your shots. Fits telescopes with a standard 1.25" eyepiece port.
The VEPA Plus adapter can hold eyepieces up to 42mm in upper body diameter. It also features a laser engraved extension scale for recordability and repeatability as well as a large machined grip ring.. for a sure grip in even the worst dew conditions. CNC machined of aluminum with a durable black anodized finish. The 1.25" barrel is threaded to accept standard 1.25" Eyepiece Filters.
See our optional glass Dust Filter (#T1FLT) to keep dust out of your camera.
Included in this kit: Our new premium VEPA Plus (Variable Eyepiece Projection Adapter), a 1.25" Prime Focus adapter, a T-Ring to fit your brand of camera and a parfocalizing ring for easier high power focusing. Includes a 5 page illustrated setup manual covering basic setup, troubleshooting and tips.
This kit is suitable for:
Prime Focus – In this imaging method the camera is connected directly to the telescope and placed at the "prime" focus of the telescope. The telescope becomes the camera lens. No eyepiece is used in this method. This method provides the widest possible field of view, the shortest possible exposure time and moderate magnification. Typically used for imaging nebulae, galaxies and other large (but dim) deep sky objects.
Eyepiece Projection & Variable Eyepiece Projection – In this imaging method an eyepiece is used to increase magnification. The eyepiece is placed between the camera and the telescope. The eyepiece “projects” the image onto the camera sensor. The projected image size increases with distance, similar to a flashlights beam. A "Variable" Projection adapter allows you to change the projection distance. This varies the magnification of the system, allowing you more flexibility when framing your shots. Think of it as a "Fine" magnification control. Whereas "Coarse" changes in magnification are made by changing eyepieces. Eyepiece Projection is typically used for Terrestrial, Lunar & Planetary imaging and any time higher magnification is needed to bring out detail.
IMPORTANT: Additional parts may be required to reach
photographic focus with certain telescope types:
SCTs and Maks generally have enough focus range.
Reflector telescopes will typically require the use of a Barlow Lens (#BAR1).
Refractor telescopes will typically require the use of an Extension Tube (#EXT126).
Please see our VariMax Pro-Series adapters for using even larger Eyepieces.