I've only had this telescope (my first) since November 2013, so still pretty new at all this.
Date Taken: 01/11/2014 Photographer:
Jennifer Miller Location: Santa Clara, CA
Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imaging Camera IV Processing: Frames stacked in Lynkeos, a bit of touch-up done in iPhoto Notes: This is the result of my first try using the StarShoot Solar System camera and Lynkeos to stack several frames. The only equipment used here is my 8" dob and the StarShoot camera hooked up via USB to my Macbook Pro.
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