Date Taken: 08/24/2009 Photographer:
Douglas S Location: Astronomy Society of KC Dark Sky Site Near Butler, MO
Celestron EdgeHD 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube
Celestron CGE Pro Equatorial Telescope Mount
Orion StarShoot Pro V2.0 Deep Space Color CCD Imaging Camera Processing: Initial Processing in Maxim DL Essentials, Final in Photoshop CS2 Exposure: 26 X 150 seconds Other Equipment Used: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Notes: Initial Processing in Maxim DL Essentials, Final in Photoshop CS2
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 the expert astrophotographer, the Celestron EdgeHD 1100 produces very clear and sharp images across a wide visual and photographic field of view. Perfect for even the largest CCD chips, you can capture the faintest of galaxies in great detail.
The Celestron CGE Pro Equatorial Mount can hold the heaviest of telescopes with ease (up to 90lbs). It is fully computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and features the simple to use All-Star Polar Alignment method of alignment.
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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