Date Taken: 09/10/2010 Photographer:
Orion Staff Location: Fremont, CA
Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion Parsec 8300C Color Astronomical Imaging Camera Processing: MaxIm DL 5.08, Photoshop CS3 Exposure: 15 x 480 seconds Other Equipment Used: Tele Vue 0.8x Reducer/Flattener, Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly, Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Notes: MaxIm DL 5.08, Photoshop CS3
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.
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.
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 ShortTube 80 refractor is perfect being used as a guide scope with a CCD autoguider. It is a compact telescope with wide-field optics that deliver bright images. This OTA version does not include any accessories.
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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