The Celestron Piggyback Mount is a great accessory for all observers interested in deep-sky astrophotography. This mount allows you to attach your camera, with its lens, to the top of the telescope. Its unique design also allows you to fit your NexStar telescope's Star Pointer on top of the Piggyback so that you can accurately navigate your telescope and conduct astrophotography at the same time.
The Piggyback adapter mounts to the rear cell of all Celestron 5, 6, 8, 11, 9.25 and 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.
Reviewed by 4 customers
Delivery was quick but this item does not fit well on the CPC-800. The curvature is too small and there is very little room for mounting a camera along with the finder scope. The extension designed for the larger scopes (12-14") doesn't seem to help either. The CPC-800s have a plastic ring around the back end of the OTA. It may work for some, but I will not be using this attachment. For what it's worth the finder scope that came with the scope did not mount 'as advertised' either but I was able to make it work. If you really want to mount your SLR to the telescope this will work, though you might have to sacrifice your finder scope or do some rearranging.
Works great !
I bought it to piggyback my camera onto my Celestron telescope. Works OK but you need to tighten the screw to avoid the mount moving around. It came with an adapter for some other Celestron telescope