Date Taken: 08/07/2010 Photographer:
Orion Staff Location: Modoc Forest, CA
Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial GoTo Telescope Mount
Canon 350D Processing: MaxIm DL 5, Photoshop CS4 Exposure: 23 x 10 minute, 2 x 8 minute shots, and 4 x 15 minute shots combined Other Equipment Used: Tele Vue 0.8x Reducer/Flattener, Orion StarShoot AutoGuider, Orion 80MM F/11.4 Guide Scope, Orion Dew Zapper for 127mm (5 inch) Cassegrains Notes: MaxIm DL 5, Photoshop CS4
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.
The Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial GoTo Telescope Mount is designed for the serious amateur astronomer. It includes GoTo computerized pointing to over 42,900 celestial objects and can support telescopes weighing up to 20lbs.
A perfect focal reducer and field flattener for refractor telescopes in the 400-600mm focal length range coupled with a DSLR or other CCD camera. Helps eliminate distorted stars at the edge of the field, and features fully multi-coated lenses.
The Orion StarShoot is an easy-to-use, affordable autoguider for long-exposure astrophotography. Plug it into an autoguider port on your mount and let it do the work for you. It comes with the software and cables needed to work right out of the box!
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