Fujifilm X-T1 2″ Telescope adapter

In this article I write about my experience with the Fujifilm X-T1 2″ Telescope adapter from telescopeadapters.com. Some time ago I bought the Fujifilm X-T1 camera. It didn’t last quite long – then I wanted to connect it to my telescope 🙂 At first it was quite hard to find a suitable adapter. After searching the web I finally found https://www.telescopeadapters.com/.

They offer an adapter to connect the X-T1 to an 2″ focuser. However, as always I was not sure if this thing is really going to work and if everything fits together. Still, it was worth a try and so I placed an order.

In short I can say that it works quite well.

Below are some photos of the setup:

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Fujifilm X-T1 Car Adapter

This article is about creating a 12V car adapter for the Fujifilm X-T1 camera for longtime-exposures and time-lapses. – Recently I started to record a time-lapse with my Fujifilm X-T1. Everything was prepared. Then, after quite some time I went back to the camera to check the result. Bad news, the battery died in the meantime and the time-lapse was not completed. In order to address this problem I thought about having a different power supply for my X-T1. More precisely I thought about hooking the camera up to the 12V vehicle power or directly to a 12V car battery.

The solution turned out to be quite simple and inexpensive. All you need is:

  1. A variable DC-DC Buck Converter
  2. An adapter which replaces the camera battery
  3. A 12V car plug and some cable

Lets start…

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Newtonian telescope vs naked eye

I think sometimes it is hard to get a feeling for the magnification of a telescope – especially when you are relatively new to the topic (like me). So I decided to make a test with my naked eye vs my Newtonian telescope (focal length F=1000mm) in combination with my Atik383L+ camera to get a better idea of it’s magnification. The pixel size of the Atik383L+ is 5.4um x 5.4um. So the overall magnification factor should be about 107x.

To me the result is quite impressive. Talking about a magnification of about 100 is one thing – but seeing it is something else. When looking at the sky at night I think the applied magnification is not so obvious. I think this test image helps to get a rough idea.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 20, 2022 at 22:03 pm