Date Taken: 04/05/2014 Photographer:
Carlos Ortega Location: Bakersfield, CA
Celestron CPC 1100
Orion SteadyPix Pro Universal Camera/Smartphone Mount1.25"
Orion Explorer II 7-21mm Zoom Telescope Eyepiece
iPhone 4s Processing: Frames of one minute video processed with AviStack Notes: This image taken at 400x shows details about 1 arcsecond in angular size. The Orion Explorer II 7-21mm zoom eyepiece performs perfectly well with any telescope and became my favorite eyepiece years ago. I was able to easily align the iPhone's camera with the optical system on my first try with the Orion SteadyPix Pro Universal Camera/Smartphone Mount, 1.25". A one minute video processed with AviStack produced the final image.
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 great thing about zoom eyepieces is that you can locate an object at low power and then just zoom in with no switching of eyepieces. The 7-21mm Orion Explorer II zoom telescope eyepiece has fully coated optics and long eye relief.
This easy-to-use mounting bracket securely holds your point-and-shoot camera or smartphone right up to your telescope's 1.25" eyepiece, at the perfect position and focus point, allowing you to capture high-magnification pictures of the night sky.
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