Date Taken: 05/23/2012 Photographer:
Steven J. Location: Salem, Oregon
Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
iPhone 4 Exposure: 1/419 sec f2.8 Other Equipment Used: Orion 1.25" Variable Polarizing Filter Item #05564
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.
Are you looking for your first Dobsonian? The SkyQuest XT6 is a classic entry-level reflector at an amazing price. The XT6 is very portable, has a stable mount, is easy to operate and is affordable, making it a perfect telescope for the beginner.
This Orion astrophotography filter is designed for use with monochrome CCD cameras to increase contrast/sharpness. It blocks IR (infrared) wavelengths which can cause blurring, glare, and reduced contrast in images from cameras lacking an IR filter.
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