I have been into amateur astronomy since 1997 when I bought my first telescope, a 6" Orion Deep Space Explorer. 2 years ago I sold that scope and bought an Orion XT12G 12" dobsonian with goto/tracking. In additional to spectacular visual views the scope allowed me to take some really good planetary images with a Celestron Neximage camera. About a year ago I got into deep-space imaging with the imaging rig described in this image post.
Date Taken: 05/16/2013 Photographer:
Greg B. Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC
Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Orion Magnificent Mini AutoGuider Package
Canon T2i Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CS 5.1 Exposure: 30x180sec Other Equipment Used: SSAG, 50mm guidescope Notes: This is the Markarian Chain of galaxies, including M86, in the constellation Virgo. Picture taken at Jordan Lake in Pittsboro, NC.
BackyardEOS 2.1 Beta 5 for camera control and image acquisition, DeepSkyStacker for image calibration and stacking, Photoshop CS 5.1 for post-processing.
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