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Hello everyone :)

New to the forum and been out tonight as my step dad has a telescope and thought I would try and get some pictures.

I was amazed that I got the quality that I did with just holding a mobile phone camera up to the lens!

Got a couple of photos of saturn and a few with the stars in the background, just wondered if anyone on here is good at photo editing? to make the stars stand out more on the photo.

I will upload the photos in the morning.

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Hi, Batman, and welcome to the forum.

Many of us started our photography by holding a camera of some sort to the eyepiece. This method is always going to be limited, but that is a good place to start. Look forward to seeing your results when they are uploaded.

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i, thanks for the welcome.

Just uploaded the photos to photobucket.

First photo is of saturn (when I finally managed to hold the camera straight)


next photo is of saturn again, but quite blurry, but I noticed I could see some stars that weren't visible with the naked eye


then I've just spent a couple of minutes messing around with brightness etc I have got photoshop so will try and make it better later on


AS we were packing up we noticed something strange in the sky, it was a bright white object that was travelling pretty fast, went from the west horizon to the east in about 3 minutes, looked circular with the naked eye, but I took a photo on my phone with 4x digital zoom and got this



I have no idea what it was, I can't imagine the s shape is because I wasn't holding the camera straight and didn't think it was a satellite because it was moving too fast, any ideas anyone?

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Welcome Batman, one thing you'll start to notice is the sky is full of moving debris as well as Iridium flares. Try the Moon as it works well handheld, you can buy fixtures to hold the camera to the focuser.

Regars, JohnH.

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