Date Taken: 11/02/2013 Photographer:
Dustin Smith Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village, GA
Orion ED80 80mm f/7.5 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Canon 450D DSLR Exposure: 15x10 min Other Equipment Used: Orion Awesome Autoguider Package Notes: I took this photo on only my second weekend of being a new astrophotographer. The process was so much easier than I ever expected using the Orion SSAG and apo telescope.
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.
In the Orion ED80 Apo Refractor, images appear extremely sharp with no false color. This telescope is suited for viewing both planetary and deep-sky objects as well as for astrophotography. Perfect for the intermediate observer or astrophotographer.
This three-in-one smart mount can operate in equatorial GoTo mode with one telescope or Altazimuth GoTo and Tracking mode while holding two telescopes. Features bump-forgiving closed-loop electronics, precise belt-driven motors and a 44-pound capacit
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