App for photographing the moon

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by david77, May 5, 2012.

  1. david77 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    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

    Oct 22, 2011
    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

    Nov 16, 2011
    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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