Eyepiece projection is a common and popular method to image the Moon and planets through a telescope. With eyepiece projection adaptor tubes, an eyepiece is placed inside the tube and inserted into a telescope’s focuser, and then an imaging camera is attached at the open end. However, one problem with this method is that the eyepiece projection tube, due to its size (diameter) will only accept a relatively limited range of eyepieces that will actually fit inside the tube itself.
The Baader Morpheus eyepieces have a hidden M43 photo-video thread that allows direct connection of an imaging camera to undertake eyepiece projection. No need to worry about whether an eyepiece will fit in a tube!! There are many ways of attaching cameras (and different cameras) and we suggest you refer to the Baader Digiscoping guide for more information.
In this example we will look at how to set up for eyepiece projection with a Morpheus eyepiece using a Celestron Skyris Solar System imager.
Step 1: Remove the M43 metal rubber eyecup to reveal the hidden M43 male thread.
Step 2: Attach the Baader M43-to-T2 adaptor (2958080)
Step 3: Attach a Baader T-2 extension tube. In this example it is the 40mm length version (1508153).
Step 4: As the Solar system imager has a 1.25″ nosepiece, you can use the Baader 1.25″-T2 eyepiece holder (as shown) or the Baader ClickLock 1.25″ clamp with dioptre adjustment.
Step 5: Insert the Solar System imager, focus the telescope and start to image the Moon or planets.