Imaging Accessories

  • Autoguiders



    Autoguiders work in conjunction with a telescope mount to keep a celestial object from drifting during a photographic exposure.

  • CCD Cameras

    CCD Cameras


    CCD cameras are the ultimate tool for astrophotography, providing a greater dynamic range and less noise than most DSLR cameras.

  • Planetary Imaging Cameras

    Planetary Imaging Cameras


    Planetary imagers are relatively inexpensive cameras that attach to your telescope like an eyepiece and work in concert with a PC via USB connection.

  • Camera Adapters

    Camera Adapters


    Camera adapters are used to attach a CCD or DSLR camera directly to a telescope without using an eyepiece.

  • Camera Mounts

    Camera Mounts


    Camera mounts are used in applications where the camera will use its own lens to capture and focus the image.

  • Extension Tubes and Spacer Rings

    Extension Tubes and Spacer Rings


    Extension tubes and spacer rings are often required to reach focus or to achieve the proper spacing between a focal reducer and the image plane.

  • Filter Wheels

    Filter Wheels


    Filter wheels are used in concert with monochromatic CCD cameras to achieve a composite color image.

  • Imaging Filters

    Imaging Filters


    Imaging filters include both simple RGB filters for creating color composites using monchrome cameras and highly specialized narrow band filters for capturing detail in emission nebulae.

  • Focal Reducers

    Focal Reducers


    Focal reducers are used in astrophotography to increase the effective field of view, reduce exposure time, and present a flat field to the camera sensor.

  • Focusing Accessories

    Focusing Accessories


    Achieving a sharp focus is one of the more fundamental challenges faced by beginning astrohpotographer.

  • Guide Scopes

    Guide Scopes


  • Guide Scope Rings

    Guide Scope Rings


    Guide scope rings are used to mount a small refractor on top of or beside a larger optical tube in a parallel orientation.