Favorite viewing location is backyard. Favorite astronomical object is the Pleiades.
Date Taken: 11/20/2012 Photographer:
Hilarion A. Location: Birmingham, AL
Orion SkyView Pro 8" Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Telescope Mount
Canon Rebel T3i Processing: Canon Digital Photo Professional. Exposure: 1/1600 sec Other Equipment Used: Orion Tri Mag. Barlow Lens, 1.25" Orion Universal Camera Adaptor, Celestron Planetary Filter
The Orion SkyView Pro 8 is great for the intermediate astronomer. Images are much brighter and sharper than with a 6" reflector. The large focal length allows you to resolve fine detail at high powers. It can be upgraded to GoTo at any time.
The Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Telescope Mount is an affordable heavy duty mount that supports tubes up to 20lbs. With the dual slow-motion knobs you have fine manual control or add an optional clock drive or full Go-To kit for added functionality.
The 3x Orion Tri-Mag Barlow Lens delivers a 3x magnification boost to your eyepiece. It is great for lunar and planetary observing and perfect for extracting higher powers from short-focal-length telescopes which can be hard to magnify high enough.
The 1.25" Universal Camera Adapter allows attachment of a camera body to a reflector or refractor telescope for either prime-focus or eyepiece-projection photography. It requires a T-ring for your particular brand of camera (sold separately).
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