App for photographing the moon

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  1. david77 macrumors regular

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    You're going to have to be more specific with your request. There are plenty of photo-taking apps available, but one specifically for photographing the moon, probably not.
     
  3. stickybuns macrumors 6502

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    I took an astronomy class in college about 15 years ago that included a segment on photography. From what I remember, you need a camera capable of looooooooong exposures and a tripod that can be moved X degrees to compensate for the rotation of the Earth (and in this case, the movement of the moon as well).
     
  4. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    NightCap has the long exposure capability -- up to one second, anyway, so at least you won't need to bother with equatorial tracking. ;) The soon-to-be-released update also allows for multiple photos (burst mode), if you're familiar with image stacking (I only think I have some concept of how that really works, but I believe it increases signal to noise).

    Finally, some type of telephoto apparatus would be advantageous. Yes, they do sell such things for the iPhone.

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    Tom
     

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