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#1 1VETTE1

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 09:33 AM

My setup as follows: Celestron 8SE on Celestron Wedge; Focus Motor, StarSense, SkyPortal (WiFi).; NextYZ Smart Phone Adapter; Samsung Galaxy S9. with remote snap-shot/video controller. Everything is remotely control from inside house, 15 feet from 8SE on platform. I use Celelstron WPI Software on desktop PC. Note: I do have a Celestron NextImage 10 Camera but want to experiment using a Smart Phone. QUESTION: Do imaging programs exist (like iCap and SharpCap, etc) that will recognize a Smart Phone for Astrophotography?

 

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Dr. Ian R. Kelley

Tarpon Spring, FL 


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 09:46 AM

I recommend that you go to the "Smartphone Astrophotography" forum.

There are several of us that regularly post our setups and results.

There is a large disparity between iphone and Android on this subject.

Even among the various androids there are differences that only allow certain programs to be utilized.

There are programs created to use smartphones for astrophotography and some of the results are nice.

Go through the forum and gleam all the information there.


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 01:30 PM

I recommend that you go to the "Smartphone Astrophotography" forum.

There are several of us that regularly post our setups and results.

There is a large disparity between iphone and Android on this subject.

Even among the various androids there are differences that only allow certain programs to be utilized.

There are programs created to use smartphones for astrophotography and some of the results are nice.

Go through the forum and gleam all the information there.

It would be nice if you could Please provide a link when you reference something like a "Smartphone Astrophotography" Forum.

Is this what you are referring to? That is actually a topic, not a forum.

https://www.cloudyni...aphy/?p=7426933

 

 

When starting out, I too, decided to try my phone to capture images from my spotting scope trained on the Orion Nebula.

To say the least it was difficult. So I bought an inexpensive mount.

It worked, but was very difficult to center up well on any eyepiece.

I would imagine they have improved since then.

But for me it was fast passing, and quickly set aside phase on my march into Astroimaging.



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Posted 05 April 2020 - 01:47 PM

It would be nice if you could Please provide a link when you reference something like a "Smartphone Astrophotography" Forum.

Is this what you are referring to? That is actually a topic, not a forum.

https://www.cloudyni...aphy/?p=7426933

 

 

When starting out, I too, decided to try my phone to capture images from my spotting scope trained on the Orion Nebula.

To say the least it was difficult. So I bought an inexpensive mount.

It worked, but was very difficult to center up well on any eyepiece.

I would imagine they have improved since then.

But for me it was fast passing, and quickly set aside phase on my march into Astroimaging.

You are correct.

Thank you for the correction.


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