Monday, April 22, 2013

Color Moon Image, Orion ED 80

I just received an Orion ED 80, which will be the guide scope on the 14.  I also plan on using it to image.  Orion says the ED 80 is an apochromatic refractor, producing negligible color fringing.  I am amazed at how much the images look like those produced by my ETX 125.  The image above is a color image, captured with a Nikon D40 at prime focus.  As you can see, there is no visible color fringing and the image is sharp, even though I did not spend a great deal of time perfecting the focus.  This appears to be one fine scope.