Date Taken: 10/31/2007 Photographer:
Orion EON 120mm f/7.5 ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
SXV-H9 CCD Other Equipment Used: 1.25 inch Orion H-Alpha Extra-Narrowband Filter
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 producing striking, high-contrast color CCD astrophotography of emission nebulae with a monochrome CCD camera, you should use extra-narrowband filters. The 1.25" Orion Extra-Narrowband Hydrogen-Alpha filter is one of a set of three filters.
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