Astrophotography can be easy! We’ll show you how with the affordable beginner-level Orion Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle. With this great combination of equipment, you can begin to take wide-field pictures of the night sky with a DSLR camera (camera sold separately). We’ve included everything but the camera, so you can begin capturing the night sky right away!
If you've been interested in a hobby of astrophotography, but also overwhelmed by all the different equipment options, this is the bundle for you! Orion has exactly what you're looking for, conveniently packaged together and priced affordably in our Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle
You don't need a lot of fancy gear to start taking shots of the night sky. With just a few key pieces of astronomy equipment, you can capture beautiful wide-field images of starry skies. The Orion Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle lets you take surprisingly detailed pictures of star fields, the Milky Way, or star-trails with a point-and-shoot or DSLR camera (camera not included). All you have to do is attach your camera to the Orion EQ-1 Equatorial mount and tripod with the included 1/4"-20 threaded adapter, then align the EQ mount with Polaris (the North Star) and start shooting! If you leave the camera shutter open for an extended exposure, you'll be rewarded with stunning star-trail images. If you'd rather capture wide-field astrophotos of starry skies and the cloudy Milky Way, you can add electronic tracking to the equation with the included EQ-1M electronic motor drive. The EQ-1M motor drive will slowly rotate the mount and your attached camera at the same rate the Earth rotates, so the stars in your image will be points of light instead of curvilinear star-trails. What’s more, taking long exposures of the night sky while tracking with the EQ-1M motor drive enables your camera sensor to detect the ethereal, cloudy features of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. You’ll be amazed at the detail that seems to pop out of nowhere when capturing a lengthy exposure of what appears to be a stark expanse of sky while tracking.
You, your friends and family will be amazed at the wonderful images this humble collection of gear allows you to capture with your point-and-shoot, SLR, or DSLR camera (camera not included). EQ-1M electronic motor drive powered by four D-cell batteries (not included).
The Orion Adventures in Astrophotography Bundle includes:
• Orion EQ-1 Equatorial mount and tripod
• Orion EQ-1M electronic motor drive
• Orion 1/4"-20 adapter for EQ-1 mount (for attachment of camera)
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
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