The Moon tonight through a small reflector and cell phone camera

Sep 12

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9/12/2013 7:53 PM  RssIcon

Around 20 years ago when I got my first "real" telescope, I couldn't wait to do astrophotography. Yes, I knew it was hard, and expensive. But who wouldn't want to take amazing pictures of the night sky for all to see? The beauty of technology is that it's a lot less expensive, and in some cases, not as hard, either. Here's a perfect example: A Starblast 4.5 telescope with a cell phone held up to a 6mm eyepiece at the lens. And I can get this:

Amazing, isn't it?

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The Nightlight

This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.