As easy as flipping a switch, the Imaging Flip Mirror enables the astrophotographer to find, center, and focus a target object visually with a 1.25" telescope eyepiece, then photograph it with a Charged Coupled Device (CCD) camera. All without swapping out any equipment. It's a real time saver, making the normally tedious task of focusing with the CCD camera alone quicker and easier.
Rather than having to take numerous astrophotos to locate and focus your target, the 1.25" Orion Astrophotography Flip Mirror lets you do those things visually with a telescope eyepiece. An internal mirror deflects the incoming light 90 degrees up into the eyepiece. A helical fine focus mechanism on the telescope eyepiece holder lets you set the eyepiece focus to be parfocal with the camera. Then, once you've focused the celestial object in the eyepiece, a flip of the side lever drops the mirror to allow the light to enter the camera, rendering a sharp, focused CCD image.
The Astro-imaging Flip Mirror was designed specifically for use with StarShoot Deep Space imagers and similarly sized CCD cameras, for which it provides full sensor illumination. Male T-threads on the Flip Mirror's metal housing allow direct attachment of any CCD camera body equipped with 42mm T-threads. If your camera does not feature 42mm T-threads, the Orion 1.25" Imaging Flip Mirror Adapter is required (sold separately).
To attach the Astro-Imaging Flip Mirror to your preferred astrophotography telescope, simply insert the nosepiece into your telescope's 1.25" focuser or 1.25" adapter. If your telescope features a T-threaded focuser, the 1.25" nosepiece can be removed from ther Flip Mirror to expose T-threads for direct coupling. The Flip Mirror nosepiece is threaded for use with 1.25" filters.
As convenient as it is for CCD imaging, the Orion Astrophotography Flip Mirror also lets you enjoy visual observation when you want to take a brief break from shooting pictures. Maybe you want to catch an eyeful of that bright planet before it sets. You can do so without having to dismantle your camera setup!
Why not streamline your astrophotography routine and take an occasional break to enjoy the views while you're at it? Get the 1.25" Orion Astrophotography Flip Mirror today!
Accepts 1.25" telescope eyepieces, not included. Housing dimensions, excluding nosepiece and eyepiece adapter: 3.3"L x 2.2"W x 2.3"H. Requires 80mm of additional inward focus travel. Weighs 9.4 oz.
Since the 1.25" Orion Astrophotography Flip Mirror requires 80mm of additional focus travel (back focus), this accessory is recommended for use with Cassegrain telescopes and long focal length refractor telescopes, but may not reach focus on some Newtonian telescopes or refractor telescopes with a short focal length.
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
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