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#1 hasebergen

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:06 AM

Today nearly all have a smartphone. Great for making "fast" pics with your (classical) telescopes ..

Two days ago so I took my ~40 years old Tasco 10-K-Refractor (80/1200mm) and loaned out the "Huawei p20lite" phone from my girlfriend. And I took some "quick & dirty" pics only applying the phone on the eyepiece. Here is a result ;-) (no further imageprocessing; original status)

 

Show us your pics (maybe also the telescope ;-) ) - made with smartphones and classic telescopes :-)

 

Best regards Hannes

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:51 AM

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Copernicus, June 12. 22:09 local time (MESZ).

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iPhone 5s. 


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:22 AM

This seems like a fun topic.  I hope you get a good group of pics.  

 

Nice job with the Tasco.  They are awesome scopes.  Nice pictures!

 

Here is one of mine from a couple of nights ago.  Took it with a little Celestron (V) C4.5.  The scope is currently heading to its new home with our 12 yr old great-niece and family.  

 

No editing on this one.

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:25 AM

When I get a smart phone, I'll get back to this thread.....  (the advantages and disadvantages of living where there is no cell service - a vintage flip-phone does the job in town...)


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:48 AM

Hopefully we are not the only ones that wallow in the cell phone astro photo realm.  LOL

 

Last night was not great.  I wish I could have gotten some pics with the Swift 838 the night before.  Then I would have had something to see.  I could not get good focus with anything last night.  My C102F also seemed to suffer.  Anyway, here is a single shot of the moon.  I messed around with it on the phone, so it is somewhat processed.  But, my Note8 stock camera "updated" awhile back.  Seems to be far less capable than it was. . .foreheadslap.gif  "progress"

 

I should add, that this photo was with my Celestron (V) Silvertop 26mm ep. 

 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:12 AM

Has anyone taken any pics of the planets with a smartphone?  


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:52 AM

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Jupiter through 1960's 60/710mm Weltblick Fraunhofer Achromat on 24 June 2019. Refractor on loan to my 24 year old son. He took this from Innsbruck with an iPhone 10s.

 

I am very proud of him!


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:55 AM

Seems like he captured 5 moons... Got to do some research on that lower big blop object...


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:52 PM

NightCap Camera is a very nice app to assist in getting some good pix with your smartphone.

 

https://www.nightcapcamera.com/

 

I use this device to  hold the camera to the eyepiece.  All the negative reviews are solvable with just some thought.  I use simple rubber bands to increase the strength of the grippers.

 

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B01LCHLDWS


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:43 PM

NightCap Camera is a very nice app to assist in getting some good pix with your smartphone.

https://www.nightcapcamera.com/

I use this device to hold the camera to the eyepiece. All the negative reviews are solvable with just some thought. I use simple rubber bands to increase the strength of the grippers.

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B01LCHLDWS


I wish Nightcap was available for Android. I'm tempted to switch to an I phone anyway.

The stock Note 8 camera isn't that great anymore. At least, not for this type of photography.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:39 PM

Here are some cell phone planetary pics, Starman876. 

 

Not great, but it IS a phone.  The first was last night with the Swift 878, and my NOW bum camera app on the Note 8.  Previously, I could get the brightness and other settings adjusted before I captured video.  Now it will not allow me to do that.  Not sure why.  Saturn and Jupiter with the C102F from a few nights ago.  Still not able to adjust, but still took video to "process":

 

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This picture is with the Note 8 when I could still fiddle with the settings for video.  I used my C102F, recorded video, then dropped it into Registax (If I remember correctly):

 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:01 PM

Those look pretty good for a phone man

 

I have to learn how to do some astrophotography      iphone pics could be a start


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:15 PM

awesome pics for a smart phone.  


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:27 AM

Amazing! Thanks for sharing. 


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:55 AM

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     My latest iPhone5s snapshot from my current The Sagittarius super star forming complex subject in the Classic Rich Field thread here at CN. 

 

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     Lots of other iPhone snapshots in the later posts in this thread, focusing mostly on ionized HII clouds in close by Milky Way OB-associations, and also previously on more distant (and even very remote) galaxy groups. The above observation is a capture of the context of some of the smaller patches of emission nebulosity in between the main showcases (“the usual suspects”) in the SGR-CAR spiral arm, here specifically the Lynds 227 aka Simeis 118 molecular complex (Sh2-29-31-32) E of the M8 Lagoon. Still waiting for clear skies to proceed with these observations (sigh)...

 

     Most of my recent iPhone snapshots are taken with my Zeiss APQ 100/640 or Vixen FL80S/640 classic refractors using Plössl and wide field eyepieces plus a 6/12nm Ha narrowband filter in combination with an image intensifier.

 

     Here's a recent iPhone snap of noctilucent clouds from my 56dg N and currently nautical twilight sky:

 

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:05 AM

Starting to check my smartphone out a bit more.  Do you know there are phones out there with 42meg resolution cameras?



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:07 AM

Starting to check my smartphone out a bit more.  Do you know there are phones out there with 42meg resolution cameras?

But so few with lenses that don't introduce whopping distortions. 



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:11 AM

I know very little about photography, cell phone camera details, or really anything for that matter, but I understand that being able to adjust settings for the VIDEO camera on a cell phone will allow the best possibility of having a good end result. I know that since mine no longer let's me have access to the settings, most pictures are pretty crummy.

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:15 AM

Oh man, automatic updates that change functionality drive me nuts. 

 

I spent a bit of money on cell phone brackets, bluetooth shutter buttons, the works, and suddenly the camera doesn't work as welll anymore.   :bangbang:


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:47 PM

My Mayflower 815 with the iPhone 7S.

 

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:49 PM

My Questar 3.5 and iPhone 7S.

 

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:50 PM

My C-8 with iPhone 7S.

 

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:52 PM

The iPhone can really take some decent pictures through a classic scope, and now I have the NightCap app which will really help if I ever get some clear skies at night. I haven't had a good night for observing since the end of May. It's getting pretty discouraging.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:29 PM

Oh man, automatic updates that change functionality drive me nuts. 

 

I spent a bit of money on cell phone brackets, bluetooth shutter buttons, the works, and suddenly the camera doesn't work as welll anymore.   bangbang.gif

I hate updates.  Something always changes that I just figured out.



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:30 PM

My C-8 with iPhone 7S.

 

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That is a really great picture. Got to love the C8


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