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QUESTION: Dear Prof Cleggsan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telescope
http://www.starmastertelescopes.com/
http://www.optcorp.com/celestron-21035-travel-scope-70-portable-telescope.html
http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestron-travel-scope-70-portable-telescope-21035.h
http://www.squidoo.com/best-telescopes
http://www.infinityscopes.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCfzOr0XVx8

Are there range of Portable Telescopes which can be used for recording and storing sky objects images digitally similar to photo images snapshots captured by digital cameras ?.

i.e. The Astronomer, Hobbyist etc can view as well as store the sky objects digitally as images in telescopes memory card.

Later on, those images captured and stored on the telescope memory card can be downloaded on a computer via USB port.   

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Good idea. I think there are already such telescopes available in the market but I am not familiar with this segment of technology.  Sorry.

Good Luck and have a happy day.



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QUESTION: Dear Prof Cleggsan

Thank you.

Is it also possible to design and manufacture a Portable Telescope where the camera digital electronics is embedded within the Telescope assembly and the images captured by telescope with click of buttons on the telescope assembly are stored in Telescope memory card ?. Later on, the stored images (sky objects) in the telescope memory card will be downloaded to the computer via the USB connector on the telescope assembly through a interface cable to the Personal computer ?.

i.e. Similar to a Digital camera functionality where the Telescope
optical - mechanical assembly is integrated with the Digital Camera electronics to become a optical-electro-mechanical system ?.


b. Do you feel the above design can also work for the portable
telescope i.e. integrated product ?. The above design could involve more complexity for manufacturing and subsequently the cost may rise for production ?.


Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
Look here:

http://compare.ebay.com/like/181166918899?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM7627200110P?ci_src=184425893&ci_sku=

http://www.wayfair.com/Celestron-NexStar-5SE-Computerized-Telescope-11036-CES112

http://www.oceanwanderers.com/KowaTD1.html

There are many variations of telescopes with camera and recording features.  You can do some googling or binging and find many, many more examples.

Carry On!  

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