Date Taken: 07/23/2012 Photographer:
Jennifer C. Location: Boalsburg, PA
Orion StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Orion EQ-1 Equatorial Telescope Mount
iPhone 4S Processing: Rotate 180 degs; crop. Exposure: 2.4 x 1/120 Other Equipment Used: 15mm Orion Expanse eyepiece (1.25") and 5.81" ID Orion Full Aperture Solar Filter Notes:
Was super-impressed that taking a handheld photo through the eyepiece could yield such an excellent picture that required no additional processing!
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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