Date Taken: 01/01/2012 Videographer:
Orion Staff Location: Santa Cruz County
Orion 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece Camera II Other Equipment Used: Orion High-Power 1.25" 3x 4-Element Barlow Lens Notes: Also used Orion High-Power 1.25" 5x 4-Element Barlow Lens. All solar shots used Orion Full Aperture Glass Solar Filter.
Astro-images taken through a telescope on a tracking mount provide breathtaking color and detail that you just can't see with your eyes alone. The astro-images on our web site demonstrate the imaging capabilities of the products used and are not intended to represent what you will see when you look through a telescope.
Our second generation USB eyepiece features improved resolution (640x480) and sensitivity over the original, plus a fast 30 fps frame rate to catch fleeting planetary and lunar events. Transmits live images to your laptop or desktop PC.
Superb high-power performance, compact lightweight design, sharp high-contrast view, and clearly defined astrophotography capabilities make the Orion 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain perfect for the advanced planetary observer or astrophotographer.
The Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount is less hefty than the Orion Atlas but with the same drive motors, electronic features, and functionality. This mount can hold up to a 30lb load and allows you to select from 42,900 objects in the database.
For those times when you want more powerful views through your telescope, this compact 3x 4-element Barlow lens will provide a convenient triple-power boost for high magnification study of the Moon, planets, and more.
This mighty 5x Barlow will easily meet the magnification demands of any telescope system. The Orion High-Power 5x 4-Element Barlow Lens quintuples the power of any 1.25" telescope eyepiece, providing far more magnification than a 2x or 3x Barlow.
This 10.56" ID Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter fits the Orion 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope allowing you to safely observe or image the sun. The glass filter is better than the Mylar because of durability and improved contrast.
The Orion Video Capture Device for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7/8 makes it easy to view live footage and capture video recordings with 720x480 resolution on a Mac or Windows laptop or desktop computer.
Since 1975 Orion Telescopes & Binoculars has been offering telescopes for sale direct to customers, with an unswerving commitment to best quality products, value and unmatched customer care. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee says it all.
At Orion, we are committed to sharing our knowledge and passion for astronomy and astrophotography with the amateur astronomy community. Visit the Orion Community Center for in-depth information on telescopes, binoculars, and astrophotography. You can find astrophotography "how to" tips and share your best astronomy pictures here. Submit astronomy articles, events, and reviews, and even become a featured Orion customer!