Date Taken: 03/31/2011 Photographer:
Orion Staff Location: Soquel, CA
Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion StarShoot G3 Color CCD camera Processing: MaxIm DL 5 and Photoshop Exposure: 10 x 5 and 5 x 1 minute exposures Other Equipment Used: Orion Magnificent Mini AutoGuider Package Notes: 1 minute exposures for the core of M42 were layer masked with the longer 5 minute exposures to show greater dynamic range.
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 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.
Compact, all-in-one autoguiding solution with everything you need to optimize astrophotography accuracy. Includes Mini 50mm guide scope, StarShoot AutoGuider, adjustable bracket, and more. Works with photographic telescopes up to 1500mm focal length.
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