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TheQuestar7
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Orion SteadyPix iPhone adapter - Astrophotography
      #5607593 - 01/06/13 12:07 AM

Around 2 weeks ago I took some amazing photos of the moon hand holding my iPhone
up to the eyepiece with my Questar Seven. I realized that there is a better way
to do this and getting even sharper photographs utilizing the iPhone with a
dedicated eyepiece attachment. Then I noticed on the Orion Telescope website
that they sell a universal photo adapter for all smart phones. Has anyone
tried this type of astrophotography with their iPhone through the eyepiece? Are
you just limited to just the moon and planets? Are Deep Sky objects obtainable?


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Rat8bug
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Re: Orion SteadyPix iPhone adapter - Astrophotography new [Re: TheQuestar7]
      #5610004 - 01/07/13 11:25 AM

I have the adapter and have used it with iPhone 4S and Q3.5.
The probalem with deepsky is that long exposures with iphone creates a lot of noise. I suppose one could turn-off display or minimize the brightness. You have to use the right App for time exposures. I like:

* Slow Shutter
* Top Camera
* Slowshutter +
* Magiclapse

http://www.barrie-tao.com/afocal.html

Ciao...Barry

Edited by Rat8bug (01/07/13 11:27 AM)


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Joe Ellis
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Re: Orion SteadyPix iPhone adapter - Astrophotography new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5612987 - 01/09/13 12:21 AM

What about using the movie option on the Iphone then stacking the individual frames?

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Re: Orion SteadyPix iPhone adapter - Astrophotography new [Re: Joe Ellis]
      #5613101 - 01/09/13 03:11 AM

Actually some of the Apps I mentioned have the ability to take burst or interval frames. Ergo, you could stack those.....Barry

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TheQuestar7
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Re: Orion SteadyPix iPhone adapter - Astrophotography new [Re: Rat8bug]
      #5618495 - 01/12/13 06:11 AM

Are their special Apps that anyone recommends to get at the iTunes store to achieve better iPhone photo's with their Q?

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Re: Orion SteadyPix iPhone adapter - Astrophotography new [Re: TheQuestar7]
      #5618601 - 01/12/13 08:35 AM

Those I mentioned above will work. But you need to practice. Might also try imicroscpe or eyemicroscope App.

Http://www.barrie-tao.com/microscope_photo.html

Ciao....Barry


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Are their special Apps that anyone recommends to get at the iTunes store to achieve better iPhone photo's with their Q?




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