Date Taken: 05/08/2011 Photographer:
Craig & Tammy T. Location: Hendersonville, TN
Celestron C8 @ f/10
Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD performance tuned by Astrotroniks
The Imaging Source DMK31 Processing: Registax 6, ImagesPlus v4.0, PSCS5 Exposure: Luminance: Exp:1/8sec, Gain:647; Red & Green: Exp:1/6sec, Gain:748; Blue: Exp:1/5sec, Gain:826 Other Equipment Used: Televue 2.5x Powermate (item #08837), Starry Night Pro software (item #17359)
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If you're looking for a heavy duty GoTo mount for all your observing or astrophotography needs, the Orion Atlas EQ-G computerized GoTo telescope mount is perfect. It supports up to 40lbs and finds over 42,900 celestial objects with pushbutton ease.
The 2.5x Tele Vue Powermate is parfocal in All 1 1/4" diagonals and prisms making it better than a standard Barlow. It stands less than 3" out of your focuser and with fully multi-coated lenses you get bright high contrast images.
Starry Night Pro Astronomy software gives you the entire sky right at your fingertips. More objects in the database than the Enthusiast version, plus it includes telescope control for most popular brands of go-to computerized telescopes!
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