Date Taken: 10/18/2013 Photographer:
Scott Gauer Location: Danville, PA
Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
Orion Paragon HD-F2 Heavy Duty Tripod
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Processing: cropping in Gimp 2.6 Exposure: 1x1/4000 ISO 400 Notes: Just a single snapshot through my trusty ST-80. I use it for everything- solar imaging/ viewing,lunar and planetary viewing and deep sky imaging.
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.
The Orion Paragon HD-F2 field tripod is strong enough to hold binoculars, a camera, spotting scope, or small telescope - anything up to 6 lbs. Recently upgraded with easy-to-use lever locks and graduated marks for quick and easy leveling.
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