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By Corne de Klerk
Hi Everyone. Hoping you can guide me in the right direction or give some advice.
I was given a Celestron Astromaster 70AZ telescope as a gift and have so far managed to locate and view Jupiter with an Android app.
I subsequently came across a youtube clip were the guy demonstrated on how to add a DSLR / mobile phone adapter to his telescope as a way to converting his budget telescope to a push / go-to by clipping his mobile phone on top of his telescope and using the star finder app, be able to locate his target and then using his finder scope. Please note that I am not trying to Astrophotography (yet).
However, I am unable to find any mounting clips / mobile phone adapters I can buy to add onto my telescope. Any suggestions or ideas how I can make this work?
Below is what I mean on how I want to attach my mobile phone on top of my telescope.
Your help will be appreciated!
This was single shot taken with a Samsung S8 (Android) on my father in law's rooftop in Vacoas, Mauritius on April 18th. I was facing East/North East and was mesmerized by seeing Orion "on its side" for a Northern Hemisphere dweller such as my myself.
No processing, just straight from the phone.
The mountain is Corp de Gardes and was 3 miles away. Also visible are Castor and Pollux and I think also Alhena.
I was imaging the Carina nebula when taking this...thanks!
SkySafari 6 Plus is great. I particularly like the Scope Control & Observing Lists features.
There is a bug when adding observing notes ("Observations") to items on your Observing Lists.
If your last entry in an Observation happens to be a piece of predictive text rather than a keystroke, the whole Observation will look OK on the screen, but it will not be saved.
It is quite annoying to later refer to an Observation that you carefully entered with frozen fingers, to find that it does not exist!
The work-arounds are obvious;
- Don't use predictive text.
- If you do, make sure the last character entered in an Observation is any keystroke ( [carriage return] or [space] is fine), not a predicted word.
- Or you could use pencil & paper, but where's the fun in that? ?
SkySafari 6 Plus, version 22.214.171.124, Android 6.0
Hello fellow astronomers!
I'm an amateur astrophotographer and a student and I made a Polar Alignment app for Android for German equatorial mounts. I kept the UI very simple and easy to use. If you would like to share some feedback, that would be very helpful.
Cheers and clear skies!