Complete Nikon CoolPix 5000 Astrophotography Setup:

I've added some new cameras to my inventory and I need to reduce the
count before my wife kills me. So, I'm selling my complete CoolPix
astrophotography package. Incidentally, the CoolPix 5000 is a great
terrestrial camera too.

The CoolPix 5000 works very well for astrophotography. The LCD is
fully articulated and swivels out from the body which is excellent for
viewing when attached to a telescope (at all different eyepiece
heights and positions). This LCD screen arrangement also has the
extra benefit of removing a source of heat from the camera body so you
can use the LCD and not add noise to your images.

The ScopeTronix eyepieces are excellent. They're threaded on the end
and have removable eyecups. The camera threads directly onto the
eyepiece for a rock solid connection. The eyepieces are excellent
with very wide fields of view. They're also specialy desiged with the
lens element as close to the end of the body as possible to
significantly reduce vignetting. The MaxView 40 is also adjustable
for variable eyepiece projection. The AdaptaView U allows a rigid
connection to most other eyepieces, including TeleVue.

The camera is complete and in the original box with all original
cables, documentation, etc. The Harbortronics DigiSnap is also
complete. All other items are in excellent condition.

This has been a great setup and it's everything you need (besides a
telescope) to get going and take excellent pictures.

I'm asking $695 for the entire package, which is a smoking deal. If
you have any questions, please let me know.

I also have a CrystalVue 8x monocular for sale. It can be used on
it's own, or threaded to the CoolPix for an awesome 24x lens. It
works very well. I'll sell this on it's own for $130 or for $125 with
the whole package.

Thanks for looking!


Details:

Nikon CoolPix 5000 digital camera
- 5 megapixel CCD sensor (2560x1920 pixels)
- 3x Nikkor zoom lens (28-85mm)
- Fully articulating 270 degree 1.8" LCD swivels in any direction
- Built-in noise reduction
- Selectable ISO values of 100, 200, 400 and 800
- Full manual control (shutter, aperture, focus, etc.)
- Standard Compact Flash socket

More info: http://www.steves-digicams.com/2001_...nikon5000.html


Harbortronics DigiSnap 2000 advanced remote control
- Remote shuttle release and timed bulb exposures
- Advanced time lapse control
- Remote zoom control
- User configurable buttons
- Fully programable from a PC (firmware updates too)
- Includes serial cable for camera connection

More info: http://www.harbortronics.com/digisnap2000.asp


Eyepieces and Adapters (eyepieces are threaded and have removable
eyecups)
- ScopeTronix MaxView wide angle 18mm eyepiece
- ScopeTronix MaxView wide angle variable 40mm eyepiece
- ScopeTronix Adaptaview U universal eyepiece adapter

More info: http://www.scopetronix.com
More info: http://www.scopetronix.com/maxview40.htm
More info: http://velatron.com/dca/articles/rev...weyepieces.htm
More info:
http://www.buytelescopes.com/product...&pid=4227&m=67


Accessories:
- Two Nikon EN-EL1 Li-Ion rechargable batteries
- Two Nikon battery chargers
- Nikon AC adapter
- Nikon UR-E11 28mm adapter ring


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Mike Schriber
schriber@hotchip.com
858-597-0078