Exemplary usage of Tele Vue’s versatile visual/imaging Powermate accessory line is highlighted in our new flickr gallery: TVO Powermate Photos. This curated gallery features targets as diverse as the Sun, Moon, planets and even the International Space Station.
Paul Stewart’s solar image from this past February displays prominences (on the edge of the solar disc) and filaments (dark threads on the surface) on the Sun. It is a 3-photo mosaic made with a 2.5x Powermate through a dedicated solar telescope. The image was published in a recent issue of Amateur Astrophotography Ezine.
Flickr user “s58y” posted thirteen images of Jupiter made with a 2x Powermate. Taken over a three hour period, it show a wealth of bands, zones, white ovals, the Great Red Spot (transiting between images 8 & 9) and even the major moon Ganymede.
Powermates work with all scopes and you’ll see many models of refractors, Newtonians, and SCTs represented in the gallery. Most any commonly available DSLR, astro-camera, and even some industrial cameras will work with Powermates. Cameras just need a slip-in 1¼” or 2” nosepiece or T-Ring (using an optional Powermate T-Ring adapter) to attach to the Powermate. This makes a Powermate or two (they can be stacked with no adverse impact) a great item for any astro-imager’s equipment case.
- TVO Powermate Photos gallery on flickr.com.
- Read why Powermates “go beyond” the Barlow on our website (mobile version).