How do I transfer an image from a spotting scope to a computer screen?

Jun 10, 2020
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Hello friendly people,
I am a ranger and I interact with people on the coast and often use my spotting scope to showcase birds. As I'm no longer allowed to have anyone touch the scope, I would like to find a way of projecting the image from the scope onto a computer screen/tablet screen. Any ideas what sort of kit I need?

Julie
 

Gam3r01

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Depends on the sort of scope you are using, there may be purpose built devices just for this, or you can try your luck with smaller universal adapters:
Example: https://www.amazon.com/Gosky-Universal-Phone-Adapter-Mount/dp/B013D2ULO6?th=1

The official term is digiscoping, and if you wanted to display the images on something larger you could use a DSLR style adapter to photograph through the scope and display on a screen at a later date.

The first option is an instant result, while the other would provide far greater image quality.
 
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Jun 10, 2020
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Depends on the sort of scope you are using, there may be purpose built devices just for this, or you can try your luck with smaller universal adapters:
Example: https://www.amazon.com/Gosky-Universal-Phone-Adapter-Mount/dp/B013D2ULO6?th=1

The official term is digiscoping, and if you wanted to display the images on something larger you could use a DSLR style adapter to photograph through the scope and display on a screen at a later date.

The first option is an instant result, while the other would provide far greater image quality.
Thanks for this. The scope I have is a Hawke Nature Trek 65MM. The universal smartphone adaptor is not quite right for this as I would like to show images on a bigger screen, so say a tablet or a laptop. And if possible I would like for it to be a live stream, so that what you see on the screen is actually what is in the scope that moment. Also, and I know I'm asking a lot, but I would like for it all to be connected with a chord, as some of the areas I work in don't have wifi or mobile phone network coverage. Any other ideas?

If not I think we may need to buy a bridge camera and ither use it on its own or use it on the scope with an adaptor. I could then put the images from the camera onto a screen but it would not be live.

I've seen peopel use adaptors on microscopes where they transmit what is in the microscope onto the screen of a laptop, and that's what I'm really after but for my spotting scope.

Thanks everyone for any other ideas you can offer. Much appreciated.
 

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