I've been an avid astronomer since childhood, sky-gazing with just my eyes, to binoculars, and then telescopes, my current favorite an Orion SkyQuest XT8.
Date Taken: 11/18/2007 Photographer:
Justin Mohorich Location: Sacramento, CA
Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
Olympus E-510 Processing: Photoshop, Lightroom Exposure: Multiple stitched together Other Equipment Used: 1.25" Orion Variable Universal Camera Adapter Notes: Eight pictures were taken through the Orion XT8 to make this stitched composite of our Moon, using an Olympus E510 attached to the viewfinder of my telescope using the Orion universal camera adapter and a fitting T-ring, the Photos brought together through Photoshop and all adjustments made through Lightroom.
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 SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object. All for an affordable price.
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