I do the majority of my astroimaging from my balcony because I do not yet have a mobile power source for my computerized mount.
Date Taken: 02/18/2014 Photographer:
Justin Starr Location: New York City
Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope
Celestron CG-5 Computerized Mount
Canon 1000d Processing: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop CS2 Exposure: 30x90 sec Other Equipment Used: Orion T-Thread Spacer Ring Kit, Orion T-Ring for Canon EOS Camera Notes: I do my observing and imaging in very unforgiving skies - within the confines of Manhattan. Here are side-by-side images: one of a part of the view from my balcony as Orion sits over midtown Manhattan (taken with my iPhone and the NightCap app), and the other the resulting image of the Orion Nebula (M42). Enjoy! :D
Astro-images taken through a telescope on a tracking mount provide breathtaking color and detail that you just can't see with your eyes alone. The astro-images on our web site demonstrate the imaging capabilities of the products used and are not intended to represent what you will see when you look through a telescope.
An upgraded version of the ShortTube 80, the 80-A is very portable and is perfect for the beginning astronomer. Wide field of view makes it ideal for deep sky viewing. The refractor optical tube attaches easily to any Orion telescope mount.
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