Date Taken: 10/07/2011 Photographer:
Robert V. Location: Louisville, KY
Orion ED80 f/7.5 item # 09895 resulting in 510mm focal length at f/6.375
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized Mount # 24338
SBIG ST8300C Processing: R, normalized, aligned & combined with Images Plus. Stretched with Adobe CS3 and Apple Aperture. Exposure: 20 x 1 minute, 24x 2 minutes, 39x 4 minutes, 19x 6 minutes, 8x 10minutes @ -15C sensor temp. Total time:6 hrs + 58 minutes Other Equipment Used: Orion Focal Reducer Corrector for ED80 Refractor Item # 05195, Orion Awesome Autoguider package item # 24770, Orion Dew Zapper Pro 4 channel control module Item # 03517 with Orion 80mm-127mm Telescope Heating Band item # 03520 and Astronomiks CLS CCD filter Notes: Clear skies and ambient temp. 55-60 degrees F. My location was my house in heavy light poluted area.
In the Orion ED80 Apo Refractor, images appear extremely sharp with no false color. This telescope is suited for viewing both planetary and deep-sky objects as well as for astrophotography. Perfect for the intermediate observer or astrophotographer.
Use this complete autoguiding solution to add tracking accuracy to any astrophotography set-up. Includes everything you need to autoguide: ShortTube 80 guide scope, StarShoot AutoGuider, guide scope rings & plate, and extension tube.
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.
The Dew Zapper Pro is an advanced telescope dew prevention system that powers up to 4 dew-eliminating heating bands for all your opticals. Each heating band has a separate temperature control knob and each band (sold separately) is very efficient.
This heating band works with the Dew Zapper Pro control module (sold separately) and fits 80mm (3") to 127mm (5") telescopes. It prevents dew from forming on your optics allowing you to view and image longer. Includea a 6' cable.
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