Date Taken: 10/08/2011 Photographer:
Juan N. Location: El Paso, TX
Orion Starblast 4.5 equatorial reflector telescope
EQ-1 equatorial mount
Sony cyber-shot DSC-W300 Processing: Registax v6 Exposure: 2x10 sec Other Equipment Used: Orion 5.81 full aperture solar filter, Orion Expanse 15mm eyepiece
The Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Reflector is a perfect family telescope. The short focal length allows you to see more of the sky, which makes it easier for beginners to find objects. The adjustable tripod makes this a good choice for the whole family.
For safely observing the sun through an Orion ShortTube 4.5 and SkyQuest XT4.5, you need the 5.81" ID Orion Solar Filter. This filter allows you to see details on the sun's surface and provides more contrast and natural light than Mylar filters.
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