Blue Dot Education purchases Celestron RASA 11 inch Astrograph Telescope

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Blue Dot Education has recently acquired a  Celestron 11 in. RASA Schmidt Astrograph Telescope. The telescope has an aperture of 11 in., and the focal length of f/2.2. This telescope possesses a lot of power specifically for astrophotography. The telescope is meant solely for the purpose of astrophotography and does not have an eyepiece to view through the scope, but only an attachment to place a DSLR camera. Basically the telescope acts as a over sized telephoto lense for a DSLR camera such as the Canon 6D. This telescope will enhance  Blue Dot Education’s,  astrophotography program by giving students the the best technology to take incredible images of deep space. With this new telescope students will be able to expand their knowledge of nebulae, galaxies and star clusters by capturing these high quality images. When students take and process photography they will have a deeper understanding of objects in outer space and learn about space science. With this telescope, we are closer to achieving our ongoing goal of spreading the knowledge and passion of space science to students.