I'd like suggestions/recommendations on a solution that will let me display the image from my telescope onto a computer screen.
I have a telescope. My kids are now old enough to start finding looking at the stars cool, but not quite old enough to really have the patience to focus the thing or be good about taking turns. It's particularly difficult to show them fast-moving objects like the planets.
It occurred to me recently that since it's now the 21st century, there should be some way for me to hook my telescope up to my computer to display the image there for them and anyone else to see.
If it matters - the telescope is a Celestron C80 refractor. It's over 25 years old (my parents bought it for me to see Halley's Comet in 1986). I currently only have two eyepieces - a 26mm and a 6mm, but I'm considering buying more.
The only solution I've found so far is this thing from Orion
, but the reviews make it clear that you get really crappy resolution, and that's definitely not what I want. I really would like something that lets me display pretty much exactly what I see, particularly through the higher-power eyepiece, since that's when you get to see the really cool stuff.
Note that I'm not really interested in astrophotography. Also, for the sake of the discussion, let's pretend that price isn't an object.