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oldguysrule
October 18, 2009, 15:21:20
Hello all,

New to this forum and just received my DMK 21AU04.AS. I have an Orion manual filter wheel and a 5x powermate and the camera. The filter wheel comes from Orion with male t-threads to accept a camera adapter (I have one for my Canon DSLR). What do you all use to attach this camera? I have seen some female threaded adapaters that accept eyepieces, (I could use the eyepiece nose that came with the camera).

thanks in advance for your assistance.

Pat

JohnM
October 19, 2009, 13:59:00
I have the same camera, but haven't decided on which filter wheel I want yet.
I'd think any adapter for the wheel thread that would get you to 1.25" would be all you need.
You might check what ScopeStuff lists, they have a good selection of adapters.

JohnM
October 19, 2009, 14:36:05
I just took a moment to look at the Orion wheel and down load the instruction manual.
It's supposed to be furnished with a 1.25" adapter which would allow you to insert the DMK with the 1.25" nose piece and you're done. No other adapters needed.

oldguysrule
October 24, 2009, 00:37:03
OK, so here is the deal. I was referring to the adapter required to attach the camera to the t-thread side of the filter wheel. Yes, the nose that comes with the camera will enable you to connect to the filter wheel, but from the telescope side.

the adapter I needed was a T to C adapter. I found one at Edmund Optics, a compact one that fits perfectly.

so, any one else that needs the adapter, just Google Compact T to C adapater.

Pat

JohnM
October 24, 2009, 12:30:17
The Orion wheel, like others has female t-thread on both sides. Comes with a tX1.25OD nose piece, tX1.25ID adapter, male tXt bushing with lock ring.
Orion also has PN07127 tXc adapter, more complex than needed, but handy.

arbacia
June 21, 2011, 12:10:22
Hi,

This is my set up:

1. - Vixen Flip mirror + 25mm Plössl Eyepiece parfocal with camera

2.- - Filterwheel Orion Nautilus 7 x 1,25"filters motorized USB. Filters: L: Baader IR/UV cut; R, G & B: Astronomik RGB Type II; NIR: Astronomik IR Planet Pro 742 & 807; UVA: BaaderVenus U-Filter. Sometimes I use a Baader Methane Line.

3.- DMK31AS03.AS

This filter wheel uses T2 screws. Baader Planetarium have a lot of adapters from almost any standard to any other. Including a T2-Cmount

I have a similar set up with a Orion manual filter wheel 5x1,25" and a DMK31AF03.AS

Patricio

Some videos of this setup:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozBg5ateYY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB31TdGsEyw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aucFCXneypE

http://www.observatoriotresjuncos.com/images/phocagallery/instrumentos/img_0460-flip%20mirrornautilusdmk.jpg