Date Taken: 05/04/2011 Photographer:
Jimmy E. Location: Boiling Springs, SC
Orion Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
Explore Scientific Twilight II
DMK21 Processing: 5 frames stacked with Registax, mild Unsharp Mask in Photoshop CS2 Exposure: 5 X 1/222 Sec. out of 1800 frames Other Equipment Used: Orion Multiple 5-Filter Wheel for 1.25 inch Filters, 1.25 inch Orion Luminance/IR Cutoff Eyepiece Filter
The Orion Multiple-Filter Wheel holds up to five 1.25" filters allowing you to change filters without removing your telescope eyepiece or camera. It allows astrophotographers to shoot sequentially without interruption for RGB and LRGB photography.
This Orion astrophotography filter is designed for use with monochrome CCD cameras to increase contrast/sharpness. It blocks IR (infrared) wavelengths which can cause blurring, glare, and reduced contrast in images from cameras lacking an IR filter.
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