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Bobby1970

Pleiades and Hyades, Google Pixel 2

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For a bit of fun last night. Just as the moon was rising. I decided to stick my phone on my star adventurer after pointing the mount north. 

I grabbed around 10 exposures using the hacked camera app which includes the "astrophotography" mode. 

I also covered the lens and took some darks. And pointed the camera at a white laptop screen in some type of attempt to get some flats. Lol

Anyway it was all good fun for 30 minutes total outside. 

I managed to stack the images but the final image still showed s lot of vignetting. So maybe the darks and flats didn't work. 

So, I cropped the hell out of the final image and after a bit of "processing" as best I could in Startools and Paint.Net, this is what I ended up with. Lol. 

 

Now, I know it's pretty pants. BUT, I'm staggered at what a smartphone can capture tbh. 

Has anyone else tried anything similar??

Thanks for looking and indulging me. Lol

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For reference here's one of the exposures, as I say, I cropped the hell out of it. Lol

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Edited by Bobby1970
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