Date Taken: 11/23/2009 Photographer:
Orion Staff Location: Cupertino, CA
Orion EON 120mm f/7.5 ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion StarShoot Deep Space Monochrome Imaging Camera III Processing: Captured and combined in MaxIm DL 5, additional processing in Photoshop 7, H-alpha for luminance and red, OIII for green and blue. Exposure: 12x20 minutes H-alpha and 12x20 minutes OIII Other Equipment Used: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider, Orion SteadyStar Adaptive Optics Guider, 1.25 inch Orion H-Alpha Extra-Narrowband Filter, 1.25 inch Orion Oxygen-III Extra-Narrowband Filter Notes: Captured and combined in MaxIm DL 5, additional processing in Photoshop 7, H-alpha for luminance and red, OIII for green and blue.
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.
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!
Extra-narrowband filters will help you produce striking, high-contrast color astrophotos of emission nebulae with a monochrome CCD camera. This imaging filter provides 90% transmission at H-alpha line of 656.3nm with a very narrow bandpass of 7nm.
Extra-narrowband filters will help you produce striking, high-contrast color astrophotos of emission nebulae with a monochrome CCD camera. This imaging filter provides 90% transmission of O-III light at 500.7nm with a very narrow bandpass of 7nm.
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