Tele Vue FoneMate
Taking photos through a telescope eyepiece is an ideal method for nature and planetary/solar photography. Your astro targets can include the moon/lunar eclipses, sun/solar eclipses (with solar filter on telescope!), bright conjunctions, and even planets.
Tele Vue adapters allow solid, accurate attachment of smart phones and digital cameras to appropriate Tele Vue eyepieces for “afocal” imaging (Digiscoping). “Afocal” means collimating light between the telescope eyepiece and camera lens.
FoneMateTM can connect many Tele Vue eyepieces with phones from about 60-mm x 114-mm (width x height) to 120-mm x 212- mm in size. While the FoneMateTM will fit on any eyepiece that accepts DIOPTRXTM, we have recommended only eyepieces most likely to show fully illuminated fields. Delos and DeLite eyepieces, with their sliding, locking, eyeguards work particularly well in this application. Also recommended are all Ethos, Panoptic 41, and Nagler 31, 22 and 17 eyepieces.