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Astrophotography with a Cellphone

Coin Rescue Inc

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I sort of rekindled my interest in Telescopes since I had one in 1960 as a child. Back then I took photos of the moon and planets with a 35mm camera.
Today: I found a used telescope in March and bought it. I am learning how to use my cell phone to do photos.
(Night Hobby)


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Coin Rescue Inc

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To elborate on camera settings I have a samsung cell phone and use the Pro mode.
The cell phone is attached to the telescope Eye piece with a clamp called a NexYZ device. The device has 3 adjustment knobs to put the lense up or down, left or right. The 3rd knob brings the cell phone closer or farther away

Coin Rescue Inc

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The cell phone also accepts a blue tooth trigger remote to activate the shutter. That way yo do not need to touch the cell phone


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Nice images. I had the 12.5 dob.
# 2 son sort of borrowed it permanently.
Today I use a Sony A6000. Love it.
Bought it used excellent cond.
Phone control app makes it Awesome.
Get nice one here at a good price. Where I got mine.

Today I use an EQ6 pro tracking mount with numerous different scopes. Sadly haven't been strong enough to use it last few years. Heavy.

If I were starting again I'd prefer this camera.
Has the IR lense removed for deep space astrography.



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Photo of the 10" Dobsonian telescope
Nice scope. I loved the two inch 5× Barlow on it.
I found eyepiece filters critical for moon imaging.
My favorite is watching the Terminator line as it crosse's the moon. Many interesting objects there.
Ever watch this guys videos ?
He uses an old satellite imaging program that converts gray scale to 3D image's.
You won't believe what he shows.
He has some incredible equipment I can only dream of. Enjoy ...
Bruce See's All. Yotub.

Coin Rescue Inc

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This morning photo. Iso 200 and 125th shurrers speed with cell phone


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