TS Optics Photo tripod adapter and holding ring for astro cameras with D=74-76 mm
Astro cameras with CCD or CMOS sensors produce good results also with good camera lenses. For example, you can photograph large celestial areas with a wide-angle lens or, with high resolution, diffuse nebulae and star clouds of our milky way with a light telephoto lens. The use on photo tripods or portable astrophotography mounts, like the Star Adventurer, becomes possible, too.
The TSHOLDER74 allows attaching the camera to a photo tripod via the 1/4" thread at the base. You can also attach the camera parallel to the telescope and practice piggyback astrophotography.
- The holding ring has a 1/4" photo thread and a GP / EQ5 style dovetail bar at the base.
The ring can easily be opened and grips the camera gently. Felt prevents from scratching the body.
Two slotted holes allow for well balancing the camera with the mounted lens.
The lateral opening for cooling remains free.
The TSHOLDER74 is suitable for all CCD and CMOS cameras with a round body of 74 mm to 76 mm diameter. For example, the follwing cameras are suitable:
Atik Horizon Mono and Color
ALCCD and QHY cool cameras 174, 178, 224, 290, 163, 183 and similar ones
Starlight Xpress SXVR-H674, SXVR-694 and similar ones
- Camera holder with bar (without camera)
The astro camera can directly be attached to photo tripods or mounted parallel to the telescope