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Messier 8
I'm relatively new to astronomy and astrophotography, but Orion has made it easy to get started at my own pace with a wide range of products that even a beginner can use to hit the ground running. I live in a very light polluted part of the nation and held off getting started for a long time because I thought that would be prohibitive. The ease of set-up of my Orion Atlas mount and with the use of light pollution filters like Orion SkyGlow have made short drives out of town and viewing/imaging sessions reasonable. I know I have a lot to learn, but I am having fun with the hobby and couldn't be more pleased with the awesome customer support and high quality products that I've received dealing with Orion.
Date Taken: 07/01/2014
Photographer: Clayton Bownds
Location: Huntsville, TX
Telescope: Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Other Telescope: Orion ShortTube 80
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Camera: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Other Camera: Canon 1Dx
Processing: PixInsight and Photoshop CC
Exposure: 11x350
Other Equipment Used: Orion 2" Zero-Profile Prime Focus Camera Adapter, Orion T-ring for Canon EOS, Orion 5-Position Filter Wheel, Orion EZ Finder Deluxe II Reflex Sight, Orion RockStable Anti-Vibration Pads
Notes: My first attempt at The Lagoon Nebula and only my seventh astronomy target to image since I started a few months ago.

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