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Ill try to help you learn more about how to shoot planets even with the smallest telescopes, if you dont have expensive equipment such as goto mounts dslr and expensive telescopes don't worry, you can shoot without them. All you need is a small telescope, a phone camera and a phone adapter for your telescope. For more info just ask me any questions you want.

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20 hours ago, Savjol Kanto said:

Ill try to help you learn more about how to shoot planets even with the smallest telescopes, if you dont have expensive equipment such as goto mounts dslr and expensive telescopes don't worry, you can shoot without them. All you need is a small telescope, a phone camera and a phone adapter for your telescope. For more info just ask me any questions you want.

Yip......a few of your own results would be good,I'm intrigued to see.

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2 hours ago, Freddie said:

Any initial expert tips you want to share with us?

Sure, first of all you should focus on a star and make sure the planets are as high in the sky as possible and when the weather conditions are good, now this are some basic tips, some tips about jupiter, since jupiter spins very fast i wouldn't shoot it for longer than 3 minutes because it will start to change position and the results will be blurry, about mars ,id wait till opposition if you dont have a powerful telescope because you probably won't see any details if mars is far from earth and you'd be disappointed, on venus dont expect to see any surface details because its covered with a thick atmosphere, to see it at best I'd shoot it when its at around 30-50% because its not very small and you can see the shape clearly, saturn is much easier than the other planets because it doesn't have any problems to deal with. Thats all id have to say for now, if you have any other questions feel free to ask and sorry for replying late

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15 hours ago, Kokatha man said:

Hi there bro - some of your own pikkkies for those people who might be interested in what you think is achievable might be good for you to post..! :)

Sure, this are the final images of saturn and jupiter with my old 60mm telescope and my phone camera that shoots at 1080p 30fps

Jupiter-01_Final-natural-colors_1.jpg

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2 hours ago, paul mc c said:

Yip......a few of your own results would be good,I'm intrigued to see.

Sure thing. Here, this are the final images of saturn and jupiter with my old 60mm telescope and my camera that shoots at 1080p 30fps

Jupiter-01_Final-natural-colors.jpg

Saturn-01_final-prove-1-natural-colors.jpg

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They're actually quite passable SK :thumbsup:- personally I think the scale you've used is a bit high to show them at their best - but for 60mm & a phone camera you have done well! :thumbsup::thumbsup: :)

Some of the iphone pikkies with a 100mm scope in this thread on Cloudy Nights https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/737363-lets-see-your-planetary-photos-taken-with-your-smart-phone/?hl= iphone  are really good & you & others might pick up some additional tips there, but as I said initially, some people who might be interested would like to hear a bit more about how you set things up etc... ;) 

Many folks have done iphone pikkies of The Moon but planets are considerably more difficult: but as you say, well within people's reach. :) 

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18 minutes ago, Kokatha man said:

They're actually quite passable SK :thumbsup:- personally I think the scale you've used is a bit high to show them at their best - but for 60mm & a phone camera you have done well! :thumbsup::thumbsup: :)

Some of the iphone pikkies with a 100mm scope in this thread on Cloudy Nights https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/737363-lets-see-your-planetary-photos-taken-with-your-smart-phone/?hl= iphone  are really good & you & others might pick up some additional tips there, but as I said initially, some people who might be interested would like to hear a bit more about how you set things up etc... ;) 

Many folks have done iphone pikkies of The Moon but planets are considerably more difficult: but as you say, well within people's reach. :) 

I agree, back then i used 170x magnification with my 60mm telescope wich is higher than the max magnification that should be used with that telescope but at least i got something that made me happy and proud, each video was only 30 secs so if back then i knew more about planetary astrophotography id probably make the videos a bit longer🙃

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