Date Taken: 06/16/2013 Photographer:
Edward K. Location: Allenhurst Georgia
Orion 50mm Guide scope
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
ATIK 383L+ Processing: Maxim DL 5 Exposure: 6X600sec Other Equipment Used: Starshoot Auto guider, Baader UHC-S filter Notes: My name is Edward I started out back in 2008-2009 when I purchased my first Sirius EQ-G Mount with the ED100 for viewing and later on Astrophotography. I really like deep sky imaging its alot of fun and can be tough at times but I always have fun with it and keep pushing myself to get the next picture that much better, the end product is always something Awesome to share with my friends an family. My favorite Orion equipment would have to be the EON80 for a little scope it packs a huge punch I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything. The Starshoot Autoguider is a must have and works like a champ all the time, never had any problems whatsoever with it. My Sirius EQ-G mount is awesome with rock solid tracking. My viewing location is right infront of my house in the driveway. I have a street light right to the east which sucks but I'm still always amazed at how I can still get good images even with that thing on all the time, wish I could just shoot it out lol. I love this hobby and always will.
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The Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount is less hefty than the Orion Atlas but with the same drive motors, electronic features, and functionality. This mount can hold up to a 30lb load and allows you to select from 42,900 objects in the database.
Compact 50mm guide scope makes it easy to add accuracy to astrophotographs. Includes Mini 50mm Guide Scope, adjustable bracket, dovetail mounting base, adapter plate, and more. For use with astrophotography telescopes up to 1500mm focal length.
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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