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My first astro photo

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This was taken 8th April 2016 from an apartment in Hamilton Island, Australia.  The equipment I used was a Samsung Galaxy S5 and an old but good quality pair of binoculars left by the owners.  The skies were incredibly dark and we were able to attend a talk by a local astronomer who guided us around what could be seen with the naked eye.

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I was delighted last year when I used Stellarium last year to look at the view on that date and confirm that I had indeed captured Jupiter and 4 moons!

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Such a thrill, the first glimpse/image of a planet with moons.  Fantastic start with that equipment.

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Isn't it exciting? Great first shot! Saturn will reach opposition in June and Mars will put on its best show in 15 years in July.  Beware, astrophotography can be addictive :D

Reggie

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