These are photos taken hand held with an iPhone held over the eyepiece of my telescope last night. Now my scope is a pretty good one – a 16 inch reflector, almost 7 foot long, with an excellent eyepiece (Pentax).  The scope is a Meade Starfinder with a Dobsonian mount. I don’t get […]
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iPhone Camera + Telescope = Great Moon Pictures?

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These are photos taken hand held with an iPhone held over the eyepiece of my telescope last night. Now my scope is a pretty good one – a 16 inch reflector, almost 7 foot long, with an excellent eyepiece (Pentax).  The scope is a Meade Starfinder with a Dobsonian mount.

I don’t get a lot of emails talking about iPhone camera shots of stellar objects and telescope setups.  So this one from Terry this morning grabbed my attention.  I was lost right after the words ‘pretty good one’ in the description of the scope above, so I’m no judge at all on whether these are real / fake / good / bad / mediocre shots.  Giving the benefit of the doubt and assuming they’re real, very nice idea and good looking images – especially the one of the moon.

Any telescope / stargazing experts care to weigh in with opinions on these?

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