More astrophotography

Pretty good seeing tonight, as opposed to last night which was awful. This is my favorite phase of the moon, as it highlights Copernicus, Clavius and Tycho. This was shot completely handheld so I could use my 35 mm eyepiece that gave me a fighting chance to capture the entire disk in one shot. The Magnilux didn’t come with the larger bracket needed for the 1.25″ eyepiece barrel. I should get that shortly so I don’t have to shoot 40 images just...

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Astrophotography with an iPhone 4

I recently received a Magnilux adapter that mounts an iPhone on a telescope and have had fun seeing on what kinds of photos it can manage. So last night I took it out and mounted it up on my Celestron 6SE. And below are the results, at least when talking about the moon. Not bad. eh?                   Tbe photo above was with a 25mm eyepiece, while the second was using a 15mm. I wanted to use my 35mm which would make it easier to capture the...

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