Date Taken: 08/20/2009 Photographer:
Orion Staff Location: Mount Palomar, Calif.
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 in MaxIm DL Essesntials, additional processing in Photoshop. Noel Carboni's tool set was used to add the star diffraction spikes. Exposure: 32 Ha Frames, 42 OIII Frames (all 600 seconds each) Other Equipment Used: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider, 1.25 inch Orion H-Alpha Extra-Narrowband Filter, 1.25 inch Orion Oxygen-III Extra-Narrowband Filter Notes: Captured in MaxIm DL Essesntials, additional processing in Photoshop. Noel Carboni's tool set was used to add the star diffraction spikes.
If you're looking for a heavy duty GoTo mount for all your observing or astrophotography needs, the Orion Atlas EQ-G computerized GoTo telescope mount is perfect. It supports up to 40lbs and finds over 42,900 celestial objects with pushbutton ease.
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!
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 Oxygen-III filter is one of a set of three filters.
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