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I’ve posted the majority of these images in my observing reports over the past 6 months or so but given the new section, I thought this would be a good opportunity to collate some of (what I think ?) are the better ones. 

I’ve gone through three smartphones (iPhone 7, Samsung s9 and huawei p20 pro) and definitely my preferred is the huawei as it has a specialist mono lens and can do up to 30 seconds exposure (which is the maximum I need with my alt az tracking mounts)

I take these really as a personal record of my visual observations and I really don’t think I’m going to do ‘proper’ imaging. But I have really enjoyed taking these images. 

The following were virtually all taken with my huawei, from an sqm 21.0 (apart from the crescent and eagle close up which were taken from London) with my pvs-14 night vision monoculars (either photonis 4g or harder digital intensifier tube), iso 50-100 and exposure times 20-30 seconds. Various scopes including tv85, Ap130gtx, TEC 160 and C11 and for the very widefield shots just the night vision monoculars on their own. These nebula shots use either a 6nm or 5nm h alpha filter. All shots are unprocessed (except for Eagle close up which I’ve processed really badly!)

Barnard’s Loop

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Horsehead

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Veil

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Monkeyhead

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North America and Pelican

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North America and Pelican (closer up)

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Lagoon and Trifid

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Eagle and Swan

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Eagle (close up with pillars of creation)

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Crescent

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Elephant’s Trunk

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Cats paw

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Cygnus 

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Flaming Star

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Rosette

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Pacman

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California 

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Heart

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Night vision doesn’t work as well on galaxies (or other broadband objects) but at the weekend I think I got some of the best visual views and phone images with my Celestron c11 with a 0.75 reduced, a 55mm plossl and my night vision monoculars unfiltered. I was using my huawei p20 pro phone with 8 second exposures unprocessed. It was a lot of fun and the c11 continues to surprise me with how well it works with night vision given the high f ratio. I have posted these images in the observing reports section but thought it would be good to post them in the phone imaging section as well in case some phone imagers don’t look at the observing forums.

Whirlpool (M51)

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Leo Triplet

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M81/M82

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Pinwheel M101

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M106

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And also some widefields showing nebula at 1x using the night vision monoculars with just a 5nm Ha filter on. 20 second exposures, no processing. 

Orion

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Seagull

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Rosette and Cone (and left side of Barnard’s Loop!)

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Flaming star

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Heart and Soul

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California

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Cepheus (plus tree!)

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These are splendid images, photon amplification is awesome indeed...

If colour night vision ever becomes a reality I can just imagin the shock and awe that would surely result...

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