Date Taken: 11/05/2010 Photographer:
Brian H. Location: Mount Pinos, CA
Orion ED80 80mm f/7.5 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion 102mm f/7 ED
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Canon Rebel XS Processing: Nebulosity, Photoshop Exposure: 5x1600sec Light, 5x1600 Dark Other Equipment Used: 102mm modified with a motorized focusor Notes: M-51 is located a few skips and jumps away from the end of the pan handle of the big dipper/ursa major.
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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!
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.
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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