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Old January 20th 17, 02:01 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
RichA[_6_]
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Default any way to use Amazon Fire tablet in front of telescope ep?

On Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:01:17 UTC-5, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:10:56 -0800 (PST), wrote:

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:48:34 AM UTC-5, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:44:04 -0800 (PST), RichA
wrote:

Easiest solution. Large scale image and plugs right into a tablet, laptop, etc.
Might need a usb to mini-usb conversion cable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2MP-Tele...UAAOSwzaJX4k-n

There are a great many solutions that are better than using a tablet.
But the question was prompted by the fact that there's a tablet in
hand, with no need buy something else.

Certainly, if purchasing a mount of some kind for the tablet ends up
costing more than a simple device like the one you link, that's
something to seriously consider. But if a bracket can be put together
for free, or a couple of bucks worth of hardware, trying that makes
perfect sense.


The tablet adapters I have seen are rather pricey.


Yes. But that adapter made from a u-bolt and a stiff panel looked like
a possibility. Depends upon how handy the OP is.


Tablets are heavy. ETX90 mounts are not particularly stable or robust. I'd be using a video eyepiece of some kind to minimize the aggravation.
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