Date Taken: 11/07/2013 Photographer:
Justin Van Hassel Location: Gambrills, MD
Orion SkyView Pro 8" Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo Reflector Telescope
Nikon D3200 DSLR Processing: Camera RAW and Photoshop CS6 Exposure: 7x30 sec Other Equipment Used: Orion SkyGlow Imaging filter, Orion 2" Zero Profile Camera Adapter Notes: Unfortunately from my suburban neighborhood I could only take 30 second exposures before I overexposed the sky and lost the comet.
The Orion SkyView Pro 8 is great for the intermediate astronomer. Images are much brighter and sharper than with a 6" reflector. The large focal length allows you to resolve fine detail at high powers. It can be upgraded to GoTo at any time.
The Orion SkyView Pro 8 GoTo allows you to view deep sky objects and planets in fine detail. 8" reflector optics gather more light than 6" reflector telescopes. The computerized GoTo will find any of 42,900 celestial objects at the push of a button.
This 2" Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter is designed for deep sky astrophotography in light polluted skies with a CCD or DSLR camera. It enhances contrast and preserves neutral color balance, eliminating the need for extra color processing.
The Orion 2" Zero-Profile Prime Focus Camera Adapter couples your camera to a telescope for prime-focus astrophotography. It threads directly into the T-ring (sold separately) for your SLR/DSLR camera body.
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