Date Taken: 02/22/2014 Photographer:
Steve Peters Location: Fremont Peak, CA
Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Canon Powershot G15 Processing: Photoshop CS6 Exposure: 1 x 0.5s, ISO 80, 182x magnification Other Equipment Used: SteadyPix Pro, 5mm Ultrascopic eyepiece Notes: Orion SteadyPix Pro adapter was used to hold the camera up to the telescope eyepiece. This 182x image shows two of Jupiter's moons, Ganymede (closest) and Io, but the dark shadow on the planet was cast by a different moon, Callisto, which was on the opposite side but is not visible in the field of view.
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This gorgeous refractor sports a three-element ED objective and huge 3" dual-speed Crayford focuser. Its big, 130mm (5.1") aperture and moderately fast f/7.0 optics make the EON 130mm Triplet ED an excellent telescope for both imaging and stargazing.
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