Date Taken: 06/15/2013 Photographer:
Justin H. Location: Gambrills, MD
Coronado Double Stack 60mm w/15mm block
Orion VersaGo II Altazimuth Telescope Mount
Nikon D3200 DSLR Processing: Stacked in Photoshop CS6 Exposure: 2 X 1/125 sec with various ISO Other Equipment Used: Orion Dovetail L-Bracket for VersaGo II Notes: I set my camera picture mode to monochrome .jpg and color RAW mode. I used the RAW frame for the flares and used the monochrome .jpg for the surface disk. I used Photoshop CS6 to add color back to the monochrome image and stacked the two images on each other.
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The Orion VersaGo II Altazimuth Mount is very stable yet light weight and portable at an affordable price. The tripod has a load capacity of 15lbs and is perfect for small to medium sized telescopes up to 6" aperture. A great grab-and-go tripod.
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