I got my first scope, a 6" Orion Deep Space Explorer in 1997. A few years ago I upgraded to the XT12G and then bought the imaging rig described in the photo description.
Date Taken: 10/01/2013 Photographer:
Greg Bradburn Location: Staunton River State Park, VA
Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion Magnificent Mini Deluxe AutoGuider Package
Canon T2i EOS 550D Processing: BackyardEOS, DSS, Photoshop CS 5.1 Exposure: 18x600 sec Notes: Image of Andromeda captured at the Staunton River Star Party in October 2013.
Image composd of 18 10 minutes exposures calibrated with darks, flats and dark-flats.
Camera: Canon T2i EOS 550D
Telescope: Orion ED80T CF Triplet API Refractor
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Guiding: Orion SSAG with 50mm guide scope.
Backyard EOS for camera control and image acquisition.
Phd for guiding.
DeepSkyStacker for image calibration and stacking.
Photoshop CS 5.1 for post-processing.
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.
With our Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser and StarShoot AutoGuider included, this Orion Magnificent Mini Deluxe AutoGuider Package comes with everything you need to add autoguiding precision to your astrophotographic pursuits!
The Orion ED80T CF is perfect for the amateur astrophotographer and visual enthusiast. This 80mm aperture apochromatic refractor provides true to color views and images. It is light weight and portable so you can view and photograph anywhere.
If you're looking for a heavy duty GoTo mount for all your observing or astrophotography needs, the Orion Atlas EQ-G computerized GoTo telescope mount is perfect. It supports up to 40lbs and finds over 42,900 celestial objects with pushbutton ease.
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