S T A R T
H E R E
Assemble the AstroScope™
for an SLR Camera Setup
Configure the Camera for Night Vision Operation
Use the following procedure to configure the camera for use with the
AstroScope:
1. Select Manual Exposure mode (not Automatic, Aperture Priority,
Shutter Priority or Program).
2. Set the ISO to a minimum of 800 (higher settings generally produce
more detail but also increase noise in the image).
Objective Lens
Central Intensifier Unit
(CIU™)
Back Body Adapter
Front Lens Adapter
(BBA)
(FLA)
SLR Camera
The three pieces of the AstroScope are keyed for easy assembly.
Use the following procedure to install the hardware:
1. Align the groove on the CIU with the pin located on the inside wall of
the FLA and then slide the CIU into the FLA. CAUTION: Do not touch
the optical surfaces of the CIU.
2. Align the pin located on the inside ring of the BBA with the hole
positioned on the rear face of the CIU and then fasten the BBA onto the
FLA by tightening the threaded ring (face the FLA forward and then
gently turn the ring clockwise).
3. Turn the camera power OFF
OFF, and then mount the AstroScope
(BBA side) to the camera body just as you would mount a lens directly
to the camera (refer to the instructions provided by the camera
manufacturer).
3. Set the shutter speed to 1/30 second.
4. Set the aperture to the lowest f-stop (lowest number indicates that the
iris is opened up fully to gather the most ambient light).
5. Turn off all custom lighting and sound functions (for example,
disable Red Eye Reduction, Auto Focus assist, LCD Preview, and Audible
Signals).
6. Select Manual Focus mode (some lenses include a Focus mode switch
on the lens body).
NOTE: In some cameras, you can also
increase the low-light sensitivity by
increasing the Exposure Compensation
(similar function to the ISO setting).
+2
+1
0
-1
-2
O
Overexposed
Underexposed
For more detailed information about setting options in your specific camera,
refer to the operating manual provided by the manufacturer.
4. Mount a lens to the FLA just as you would mount a lens directly to
the camera.
Read the AstroScope Night Vision Operating Manual (EC PN 080526) to
familiarize yourself with all requirements, cautions, and warnings, before you
operate the equipment.
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S T A R T
H E R E
Assemble the AstroScope™
for an SLR Camera Setup
Configure the Camera for Night Vision Operation
Use the following procedure to configure the camera for use with the
AstroScope:
1. Select Manual Exposure mode (not Automatic, Aperture Priority,
Shutter Priority or Program).
2. Set the ISO to a minimum of 800 (higher settings generally produce
more detail but also increase noise in the image).
Objective Lens
Central Intensifier Unit
(CIU™)
Back Body Adapter
Front Lens Adapter
(BBA)
(FLA)
SLR Camera
The three pieces of the AstroScope are keyed for easy assembly.
Use the following procedure to install the hardware:
1. Align the groove on the CIU with the pin located on the inside wall of
the FLA and then slide the CIU into the FLA. CAUTION: Do not touch
the optical surfaces of the CIU.
2. Align the pin located on the inside ring of the BBA with the hole
positioned on the rear face of the CIU and then fasten the BBA onto the
FLA by tightening the threaded ring (face the FLA forward and then
gently turn the ring clockwise).
3. Turn the camera power OFF
OFF, and then mount the AstroScope
(BBA side) to the camera body just as you would mount a lens directly
to the camera (refer to the instructions provided by the camera
manufacturer).
3. Set the shutter speed to 1/30 second.
4. Set the aperture to the lowest f-stop (lowest number indicates that the
iris is opened up fully to gather the most ambient light).
5. Turn off all custom lighting and sound functions (for example,
disable Red Eye Reduction, Auto Focus assist, LCD Preview, and Audible
Signals).
6. Select Manual Focus mode (some lenses include a Focus mode switch
on the lens body).
NOTE: In some cameras, you can also
increase the low-light sensitivity by
increasing the Exposure Compensation
(similar function to the ISO setting).
+2
+1
0
-1
-2
O
Overexposed
Underexposed
For more detailed information about setting options in your specific camera,
refer to the operating manual provided by the manufacturer.
4. Mount a lens to the FLA just as you would mount a lens directly to
the camera.
Read the AstroScope Night Vision Operating Manual (EC PN 080526) to
familiarize yourself with all requirements, cautions, and warnings, before you
operate the equipment.
continued on reverse >
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