Date Taken: 04/26/2011 Photographer:
Orion Staff Location: Fremont Peak State Park, CA
Orion 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube
Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion StarShoot USB Eyepiece Processing: Registax, MaximDL Other Equipment Used: 1.25 inch Orion Astrophotography Flip Mirror, Orion Dynamo Pro 12 Ah Rechargeable 12V DC Power Station, Orion EZ Finder II Telescope Reflex Sight, Orion RockStable Anti-Vibration Pads for Telescope Mounts Notes: Capture Software: Orion AmCap (auto-white off, auto exposure)
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.
Superb high-power performance, compact lightweight design, sharp high-contrast view, and clearly defined astrophotography capabilities make the Orion 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain perfect for the advanced planetary observer or astrophotographer.
The Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount is less hefty than the Orion Atlas but with the same drive motors, electronic features, and functionality. This mount can hold up to a 30lb load and allows you to select from 42,900 objects in the database.
The Orion 1.25" Astrophotography Flip Mirror is a real time saver. It allows you to find and focus your target visually through an eyepiece instead of by tediously taking pictures. Focus through the eyepiece, then flip the mirror to take a picture.
The Orion EZ Finder II Telescope Reflex Sight makes aiming your telescope easy. The red adjustable brightness LED dot shows you exactly where your telescope is pointed. Includes a bracket that fits the dovetail mounting base on many Orion telescopes.
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