Date Taken: 05/20/2012 Photographer:
Lonny R. Location: Bryce Canyon, Utah
Orion XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
iPhone 4 Processing: Processed and cleaned up a bit with photoshop CS4 Other Equipment Used: 26mm Orion Q70 Wide-Field Telescope Eyepiece, 9.25" ID Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter
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The SkyQuest XT8 Classic has features for both beginners and experienced stargazers. Its large aperture will help you see more. Its stable base glides easily and gives you total control to point at any celestial object. All for an affordable price.
Slightly higher power than the 32mm, the 26mm Orion Q70 Wide-Field Eyepiece still gives you the super-wide 70-deg field of view, great for a new perspective on your favorite objects. The multi-coated lenses provide clear, high contrast images.
This Orion Solar Filter fits many 8" SCTs, allowing you to safely observe or image the Sun. The glass filter is better than mylar because it improves contrast (more natural yellow-orange color rather than blue) and is more durable.
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