A few readers told us about this T-Adapter from HoTech. We did not pay much attention to the emails at first because the t-adapter is just a simple connector between the camera body and the telescope. There is no glass involved. It is literally just a tube...or so we thought.
HoTech took a fresh look at this simple connector and made a clever design change which will have an impact on anyone trying to do astrophotography. The amazing thing about this improvement is the elegance of HoTech's approach. Instead of a screw-in mechanism to tighten the mount to the scope, the HoTech adapter uses an expanding gasket to self-center the unit within the channel of the scope.
The outward push of the gasket ensures an even and precise centering of the tube. On the camera end is the standard tread for attaching a camera adapter. It is not included with the SCA T-Adapter, but they are camera specific and are readily available on Ebay for under $10.
In our next installment, we'll show to attach this HoTech SCA T-Adapter to our Meade LX200 scope. We will also discuss a bit more about why this adapter is so cool! Once the skies clear, we'll have some fun with the astrophotography setup. [Permalink] - HoTech SCA T-adapter