Date Taken: 08/27/2011 Photographer:
Orion Image Location: Modoc Forest, CA
Astro-Physics 130GT f/6.3
Orion Parsec 8300M (#52077) Processing: MaxIm DL 5 and Photoshop CS4 Exposure: 19 x 15 min Luminance, 6 x 30 min H-alpha luminance, 9 x 15 min each for RGB 2x2 Other Equipment Used: Orion Nautilus 4 x 2? (#5526), Orion 2? LRGB Filters (#5567), Orion StarShoot AutoGuider (#52064), with a 100mm f/6 as a guide scope.
The Orion Nautilus Motorized 2" Filter Wheel allows you to load up to 4 filters and then use the control software to change filters automatically. A great time saver for RGB and LRGB astrophotography with monochrome cameras.
The 2" Orion LRGB Astrophotography Filter Set contains 4 must haves for beautiful astrophotos: Red, Blue, Green, and Luminance IR cutoff , all in a protective case. The filters are parfocal which eliminates the task of refocusing between exposure.
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!
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