Celestron Universal Piggyback Mount - All SCTs
|The Celestron Universal Piggyback Mount is a great accessory for all observers interested in wide field deep-sky astrophotography. |
The Celestron Piggyback Mount is a great accessory for all observers interested in deep-sky astrophotography. This mount allows you to attach your camera, with its lens, to the top of the telescope. Its unique design also allows you to fit your NexStar telescope's Star Pointer on top of the Piggyback so that you can accurately navigate your telescope and conduct astrophotography at the same time.
A piggyback bracket is a simple astronomical accessory that can help you produce stunning photographs of the night sky. It allows you to attach a DSLR camera and lens to any Celestron SCT optical tube assembly and take advantage of the fact that your telescope has a dual-axis motor drive. When your telescope is running with the camera attached, you can take longer exposures without star trails, and capture details in objects that would have been impossible had your camera been attached to a photographic tripod or a telescope without a drive system.
Experiment with different camera lenses and subjects. Some photographers love to capture comets with a relatively long, fast lens, and the Milky Way, as well as a myriad combination of terrestrial and celestial scenes, are yours for the taking when you own a Celestron SCT, a piggyback mount, a DSLR camera, and a couple of lenses.
The Piggyback adapter mounts to the rear cell of all Celestron SCT telescopes.