Universal Camera Adapter

A universal camera adapter is a device that allows any point-and-shoot camera (and even SLRs) to be attached to any optical system (binoculars, telescope, microscope, etc.). Shown here is my second prototype.

A universal camera adapter
The adapter is just a simple mechanical tool.
Anyone may be able to recreate it, perhaps using wood or in this case, aluminum.
The camera sits on top of the horizontal platform while the ring attaches to the eyepiece
Every aspect is adjustable, thus, it should be able to accommodate any camera, even DSLRs.
Even cameras with moving lenses, i.e., with optical zoom, may be accommodated.
This shows clearly how the camera is attached to the adapter.
Here is a closer look.
Bottom view
A view from behind the camera.

Related links:
DIY Phone Camera-To-Telescope Adapter
DSLR for Astrophotography
Other Types of Camera-To-Telescope Adapters (For Advanced Users)

For actual shots taken with a camera coupled to a telescope using a universal camera adapter, click here.
For tutorials on how to get started with astrophotography, click here.
For DIY astronomy projects useful for astrophotography, click here.
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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)



3 thoughts on “Universal Camera Adapter

  1. I was just exploring the idea of using my Meade telescope for astrophotography. It is quite hard to look for an adapter that will fit on my Panasonic LX3.I don’t have any idea on other adapters available so I tried this for curiosity sake.It is quite useful and easy to use for my early needs.

    I still use this from time to time.

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