Date Taken: 07/29/2013 Photographer:
Gary Varney Location: Pembroke Pines. FL
Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope
Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens
Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imaging Camera IV Processing: Registax 6 Exposure: 1280x1024 @ 15fps Other Equipment Used: Dual-axis Cylindrical Bearing EQ Platform Notes: The beautiful and dynamic Apennine Mountain range seen in this waning phase image, along with the prominent craters Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus. Hadley Rille can be seen winding it's way just to the west of the mountain range and next to the Apollo 15 landing site.
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Do you want to be able to view more than 14,000 celestial objects at the push of a button, without the difficulty of reading a starchart? The XT8i telescope pulls in 77% more light than the 6" model, and helps you find objects in just a few seconds!
Capture images of the Moon, planets, and Sun with the Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV. Small pixels provide exceptional resolution, and the included software allows the astrophotographer to process the images for fantastic results.
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