My favorite location for astrophotography is Conway Observatory near Lowell, Indiana.
For imaging in Chicago the Orion Skyglow strophotography light pollution filter is a must. I have the 1"25 inch and the 2".
Date Taken: 11/10/2013 Photographer:
Javier Silva Location: Northerly Island, Chicago
Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
Canon T3i DSLR Processing: Digital Photo Professional (came with the camera) Exposure: 1 single 135 seconds exposure at ISO 1600 Other Equipment Used: Orion SkyGlow astrophotography light pollution filter Notes: At Northerly Island(Chicago)Sunday 11/10/13 at 4:23am
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.
The Orion ShortTube 80 is perfect being used as a guide scope with a CCD autoguider. It is a compact scope with optics that deliver bright wide-field images. This product is just the tube assembly with no accessories.
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