Next weekend, I am hopeful that I can try out a SvBony T-adapter and learn some technique on my new area of interest in astrophotography. Excited to experiment and start the learning process, I am anxious to see what results can be achieved.

SvBony T-adapter

I have three areas of interest beyond just having fun. First, I have purchased a SvBony T-adapter and will be to connect my Canon EOS Rebol XS to my telescope. I am hoping to use this setup to photography the moon. This device is a full metal construction and feels and appears to be of decent quality. I am really looking forward to see some results.


SVBONY Fully Metal 1.25″ T Adapter and T2 T Ring Adapter for Canon EOS Cameras and Photography Dedicated CA1 Sleeve Extended Cylinder for Telescope

RAW File Storage

I have also slightly reconfigured my camera to record RAW files in addition to standard JPEG files. I have read that these files record more information in each photograph because they are not compressed. This should provide more image data in post photographic session.

Live View

The final change I have made to my photographic gear is I have configured my camera to allow for “live view” on the LCD. This flips up the lens within the DSLR and projects the image from the lens on the LCD. I am hopeful will make it easier to share the telescope view finder with my son, and niece and nephew.

Lens Comparision

A final area of goal is to compare the photographic results between the telescope and my Tamron 28-300 mm lens. I have had a long series of success with the Tamron lens. However, it might be a bit out of its element shooting the night sky. This lens was originally purchase for my Canon EOS Elan 7 which was a film camera. Due to the internal hardware of the digital camera I expect that this lens will be closer to 400mm.

I should have more information in about 6 days.