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  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to buy a mount for my phone but have read some reviews stating that some phone mounts aren't compatible with the Samsung galaxy s20 due to the positioning of the cameras, I'm not looking to do anything spectacular but was wondering if anyone has a mount they use with this phone before I buy one, any recommendations welcome.



  2. Cheers!!


    This is the same view but taken before I put the polariser on. It's quite obviously over exposed.

    Was yours like this before you edited it? Was it edited on your phone and wif so, what app did you use?

    Mine was just a white blur before I changed the camera settings couldnt really make out any detail. All editing was done with 'PicSay'. Its quite an easy app to use there are a few others that will do the same thing.

  3. Moto G - a great phone in many ways, except the camera is totally pants. Can't even get a decent image of anything, let alone lunar shots... :)

    S'ok though, I have a proper camera for that...

    Sorry I thought you ment u were only using your phone haha, doesnt come up with a post count or anything on mobile just a name. Jus gone on the full website rather than mobile....... lol

  4. That is really impressive. Far, far better than what my 'smart' phone can do...which renders everything into some digitised watercolour effect, because the quality is so poor...

    What phone have you got?? My pics were coming out really washed out at first. I changed the settings to black and white, and turned all the contrast, exposure, iso etc down as much as poss without it looking completely black. Then took a load of pics and picked through the ones with most detail. Downloaded a good image editing app. Messed with the contrast, exposure value, brightness and sharpened.

  5. A good start! Afocal imaging (through the EP) is quite a nice way to begin the slippery (and expensive) route into imaging. I started that way as well, and it is a lot of fun. The brackets also apply to point and shoot cameras. They do take a lot of the guess work out of lining up the camera to the EP, so IMO are worth the money, and do extend your imaging (by allowing you to use optical zoom functions to increase magnification of the subject). I warn you though...it does become very addictive this imaging lark ;-)

    I'll look into one of those brackets, as a cheaper alternative to buying a proper camera. Should keep me going until I can afford to upgrade my kit :)

  6. Managed to get a few pics of the moon holding my phone up to the eyepiece and then *attempted* to edit them. I done the editing with a free app I found, Jus not sure if I've over done it. There didnt seem to be much detail at first. I'm quite happy with the outcome considering my kit is very basic. Hoping to try some other eyepieces next time :)

    Anyway heres what I think was the best one...


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  7. Last night I made 13x900 sec exposures on same Bubble, with OIII Baader filter. I kept only 9 to be processed but I used a different path to do this, because with StarTools I didn't achieve great results. So, I did calibrated and stacked with Maxim, than levels and curves with PS2, than back to Maxim with Ha and OIII, combine colors, assigning Ha=R, Ha=G, OIII=B, than linear stretch in Maxim again, and here you have the result. If weather still good, some SII exposures will follow, to see what is happen.



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