Date Taken: 01/21/2013 Photographer:
Danny S. Location: Madera, CA
Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Processing: Slight adjustment to curves in Photoshop Other Equipment Used: 25mm Orion Sirius Plossl Telescope Eyepiece Item # 08741, Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens Item # 08711, 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Filter Item # 05560, Notes: Still getting used to the new telescope and trying out some Astrophotography. Had a nice view of Jupiter next to the Moon but could not get a clean shot of both at the same time. With the a good image of the moon with out being overly saturated Jupiter's moons would disappear. Also Jupiter was so close to the edge of the eyepiece it lost focus. Need to invest in another lens
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The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope is perfect for the more serious beginner or intermediate stargazer. With a 130mm parabolic primary mirror, the 130ST provides great views of deep-sky objects on the included EQ-2 mount and stable tripod.
Have you ever wanted to take a picture of what you were viewing through your telescope? The Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount lets you! It securely holds most point-and-shoot cameras up to an eyepiece for afocal photography of celestial objects.
The 25mm Orion Sirius Plossl Eyepiece is a low powered eyepiece that is ideal for viewing deep space objects. It is ideal for all types of telescopes and has a wide apparent field of view that provides extremely sharp high contrast images.
Would you like more contrast and less glare while viewing the moon and bright planets? The 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Telescope Filter reduces both and brings out details. And you can adjust the amount of light transmission for the perfect view.
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