Date Taken: 08/07/2010 Photographer:
Orion Staff Location: Modoc Forest, CA
Astro-Physics StarFire 130EDT f/8.35 Refractor
Orion Parsec 8300C Color Astronomical Imaging Camera Processing: MaxIm DL 5, Photoshop CS4 Exposure: 9 x 15 minute shots combined Other Equipment Used: Orion Deluxe Off-Axis Guider for Astrophotography, Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Notes: MaxIm DL 5, Photoshop CS4
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.
For photographing and guiding at the same time, the Orion Deluxe Off-Axis Guider is perfect. It eliminates the need for a separate guide scope, fixes tracking problems such as differential flexure and mirror shift, and reduces set up time.
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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