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    I am having trouble getting my camera to achieve focus when hooked up to my telescope without a projection eyepiece. I have a T-ring on it and when put it into my telescopes focuser it just can't get close enough. But it's almost there. The thing is, my T-ring fits into a 1 1/4 inch socket, but my focuser is 2 inch, & the adapter piece adds about 1cm of distance between my camera and the mirror. If it wasn't for this I could focus it. In fact if I remove the adapter and just hold the camera, pressed flush against the focuser I can get sharp images.

    What are my options? I don't want to spend a whole lot on a low profile focuser. Can I get a 1 1/4 to 2 inch adapter that adds no height?

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    You could use a x2 barlow - that will get you focused but will increase F number by x2 as well - so an F8 becomes an F16 - which is fine for planets
    You CAN get 2" nosepieces but I don;t have a link
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