Date Taken: 07/31/2011 Photographer:
Tom W. Location: Pickwick Observatory, MS
Orion 8" f/4 Astrograph
8.3MP Cooled CCD Camera Processing: Acquired, calibrated, combined, stacked and processed with ImagesPlus v4.25 Exposure: 20 subs at 120sec and 6 subs at 300 sec Other Equipment Used: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope and StarShoot AutoGuider Notes: Your Mini-50mm guide scope has been a fantastic addition to my imaging setup. Its light weight and compact size has allowed me to dynamically balance my Newtonian Astrograph (normally a challenge) and achieve almost perfect guiding. And, I have never yet failed find a guide-star when using the Mini 50mm Guide Scope and SSAG combination.
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.
Compact 50mm guide scope makes it easy to add accuracy to astrophotographs. Includes Mini 50mm Guide Scope, adjustable bracket, dovetail mounting base, adapter plate, and more. For use with astrophotography telescopes up to 1500mm focal length.
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!
Compact, all-in-one autoguiding solution with everything you need to optimize astrophotography accuracy. Includes Mini 50mm guide scope, StarShoot AutoGuider, adjustable bracket, and more. Works with photographic telescopes up to 1500mm focal length.
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