The DayStar Filters QUARK Camera Adapter for Nikon connects your Daystar QUARK solar filter to an ordinary Nikon style SLR lens, turning it into a Hydrogen Alpha Solar Telescope.
The adapter can be used with a camera or an eyepiece or any Quark/telescope industry accessories. You can use the zoom feature of camera lenses to explore wide field to high power views without changing set-up or telescope configuration. Full disk viewing is possible on lenses up to ~450mm focal length lenses.
Daystar includes two 6mm extender spacer rings to ensure compatibility with a wide variety of lenses. The adapter offers a reversable combination lens foot with 1/4-20 tripod holes and a Vixen-style dovetail plate for telescope mounts.
There is no electronic pass-through with the adapter and Quark, so certain lens features such as auto-focus or electronic aperture control will not work, although you do retain the benefit of the lens’ zoom capabilities. Daystar recommends use of red, orange or yellow colored glass lens front filters on lenses above 80mm aperture.
You can learn more about the DayStar Filters QUARK Camera Adapter here.
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