Date Taken: 11/09/2009 Photographer:
Allen J Location: High Plains Observatory Firestone Colorado
Orion 6 inch f/5.0 Newtonian Imaging Reflector Telescope OTA
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion StarShoot Pro Color CCD Imaging Camera Processing: Capture software was MaximDL essentials edition. Stacking s/w was Deep Sky Stacker. Processed in PixinsightLE, & Photoshop CS3 w/Carboni tools actions Exposure: 30 x 2 seconds for the trapezium, 15x 120 seconds for the central nebulosity, 19 x 600 seconds for the outer nebulosity Other Equipment Used: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider, 2 inch Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter Notes: Capture software was MaximDL essentials edition. Stacking s/w was Deep Sky Stacker. Processed in PixinsightLE, & Photoshop CS3 w/Carboni tools actions
If you're looking for a heavy duty GoTo mount for all your observing or astrophotography needs, the Orion Atlas EQ-G computerized GoTo telescope mount is perfect. It supports up to 40lbs and finds over 42,900 celestial objects with pushbutton ease.
The Orion StarShoot is an easy-to-use, affordable autoguider for long-exposure astrophotography. Plug it into an autoguider port on your mount and let it do the work for you. It comes with the software and cables needed to work right out of the box!
This 2" Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter is designed for deep sky astrophotography in light polluted skies with a CCD or DSLR camera. It enhances contrast and preserves neutral color balance, eliminating the need for extra color processing.
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