iTelescope

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dbhbk, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. dbhbk macrumors newbie

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    I thought this came out pretty well for a phone camera. From an iPhone 5S manually pointed through the eyepiece of my 6" dobsonian telescope. Spot metered with my finger. A little tricky, but I have the technique down now. I think they tiny lens of the iPhone camera is actually well suited to the purpose, and no expensive gear is needed (as I assume would be the case with an SLR). Taken from 6,300' in the sierra nevada, CA, at dusk (sun still setting actually, thus the bright spot).

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  2. DanTSX macrumors regular

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  3. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    I bought this for my microscope at work and its amazing. http://www.skylightscope.com/
     
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  5. Thrifty1 macrumors regular

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    Great photo. I never tried using my iPhone with my telescope (Meade 10" LX200R). I will have to give this a try.
     
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    You should make a PVC pipe sleeve to slide around your eyepiece, and slot into it to slide in the iPhone - kinda like an olloclip lens! Patent!
     
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  10. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    Good one.

    You took the photo at a good time, too, when it was near to half-moon. That's the best time to see crater shadows.
     

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