Date Taken: 08/26/2011 Photographer:
Gary V. Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Orion SkyQuest XT8i IntelliScope Dobsonian Telescope (Item # 10018)
Equatorial platform (Cylindrical Bearing Platform, build it yourself kit from TL Systems)
Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imaging Camera IV (Item # 52175 Processing: Processed .AVI stream images with Registax 5 Exposure: 15fps at 1024 X 768 480x magnification. 30 seconds of capture with SSSSCIC-IV. Other Equipment Used: Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow lens (Item # 08711) Notes:
Jupiter at 480x magnification, taken just before Sunrise.The Great Red Spot visible near the center just below the equator
Capture images of the Moon, planets, and Sun with the Orion StarShoot Solar System Color Imager IV. Small pixels provide exceptional resolution, and the included software allows the astrophotographer to process the images for fantastic results.
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