Date Taken: 07/09/2011 Photographer:
Gary V. Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Orion XT-8i (item # 27183)
Equatorial Platform (built from kit from TL Systems)
Orion Star Shoot Solar System Color Imaging Camera IV (item # 52175) Processing: Image optimized and stacked with Registax 5.1 Software Exposure: 15 fps image capture Other Equipment Used: Shorty 2X Barlow lens (item # 08711) Notes: Gamma and Contrast settings adjusted to enhance surface detail. Can easily see the pock-marked craters from the ejecta. Eratosthenes Crater to the right, and part of the Apennine Mountains.
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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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