Date Taken: 02/12/2011 Photographer:
Rory G. Location: Huntsville, TX
Orion ShortTube 80 (09948)
Vixen Super Polaris
Canon EOS Rebel XS (1000D) Processing: Stacked in RegiStax 5.1, image processed in GIMP 2.0, noise reduction in NeatImage Exposure: 17 x 180 sec Other Equipment Used: Orion AccuFocus Electronic Telescope Focuser (07395), 1.25" Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter (05559), 1.25" Orion Universal Camera Adapter (05340)
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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.
This 1.25" Orion SkyGlow Astrophotography Filter is designed for deep sky astrophotography in light polluted skies with a CCD or DSLR camera. It enhances contrast and preserves neutral color balance, eliminating the need for extra color processing.
The 1.25" Universal Camera Adapter allows attachment of a camera body to a reflector or refractor telescope for either prime-focus or eyepiece-projection photography. It requires a T-ring for your particular brand of camera (sold separately).
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