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My First attempt at astrophotography: jupiter


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Taken with a Nexstar 130 SLT, the image quality sucks because I just shoved my phone against the lens and took a picture, but jupiter and the Galilean moons are visible

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Don't worry so much about the image quality, I just find it amazing enough to be looking at another planet and its satellites :D

no such thing as a bad photo when you stop and think about what you are actually seeing :D

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Phone to telescope photography is not easy, especially without an adapter. Don't beat yourself up as I have quite a bit of phone through telescope photography but I don't even attempt planetary,

just Lunar, lining up a tiny target like a planet to the tiny chip on a phone hand held is like catching a fly with chopsticks.

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Don’t worry! I think it’s good that you’ve posted your experience and effort. Amongst other things it gives people starting out a feel that it’s not that simple. And Jupiter, Saturn too, is very tricky with just a single shot using any camera. 

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OH MY GOD... I DISCOVERED MY PHONE HAS A FEATURE WHERE YOU CAN ADJUST EXPOSURE! FOR THIS ONE I LEANED MY PHONE AGAINST A STREET LAMP AND YOU CAN SEE ANDROMEDA! MY PHONE COLLECTED LIGHT FOR LIKE 30 SECONDS

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Mariofeds said:

OH MY GOD... I DISCOVERED MY PHONE HAS A FEATURE WHERE YOU CAN ADJUST EXPOSURE! FOR THIS ONE I LEANED MY PHONE AGAINST A STREET LAMP AND YOU CAN SEE ANDROMEDA! MY PHONE COLLECTED LIGHT FOR LIKE 30 SECONDS

And with that reaction, you understand why the hobby is so addictive :) The excitement of catching photons from thousands to millions of lightyears away, captured on your screen for everyone to see. There are also other DSOs I can spot on there, such as the double cluster under cassio. Get yourself to a dark sky and you will see Andromeda with your naked eye :)

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Which phone do you have @Mariofeds? The iPhone will do a great job of 30 second stabilised images.

I managed this frame grab from a 4K 60fps video clip of Jupiter the other night so it is well worth persevering.

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6 hours ago, Grant93 said:

And with that reaction, you understand why the hobby is so addictive :) The excitement of catching photons from thousands to millions of lightyears away, captured on your screen for everyone to see. There are also other DSOs I can spot on there, such as the double cluster under cassio. Get yourself to a dark sky and you will see Andromeda with your naked eye :)

actually, when i was driving through the rockies with my parents, i looked out the window and say andromeda, clear as day, it was awesome

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keep it up , You have done a good job finding it and capturing it.  I really struggle to use a phone against the eye piece and most of the time give up. 

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