While I do mostly deepsky with another system, the xx16g is a great telescope for planetary video capture. Exposures are short and tracking is very good. Neighborhood is light-polluted so visual use is minimal but globulars are impressive.
Date Taken: 06/15/2014 Photographer:
john bartucci Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Orion SkyQuest XX16g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
DBK21AU618 Processing: Firecapture, Registax, PixInsight, Photoshop Exposure: 10ms, 60Hz, 5000 frames Notes: Decent transparency and seeing conditions. XX16g tracks beautifully for video capture.
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