4.7 day old Moon – 2020 April 27

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  • #574596
    Michael O’Connell
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    Image of the Moon taken last night with my TEC140 and DMK41 camera – 6 pane mosaic.

    Full-size image on http://www.astroshot.com

    Regards,

    Michael.

    #582371
    Mike Foylan
    Participant

    Excellent Image Michael, thank you.

    #582383
    Michael O’Connell
    Participant

    Thanks Mike.

    A follow-up image from last night:  

    8.6 day old Moon – 2020 May 01
    See full size at: http://www.astroshot.com/

    Regards,

    Michael.

    #582385
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Here is another version. Nowhere near as good as yours, not least because the limb was drifting out of the FOV, but I find it really quite remarkable because it was taken with an iPhone pointed at a 25mm eyepiece of a 25cm aperture 1200cm FL undriven reflector. Took two people acting in concert, a friend holding his phone to the eyepiece and taking the exposure and me driving the focus on the phone when the camera was pointing in the right direction. It’s sufficiently encouraging that perhaps I’ll get a proper phone holding gizmo.

    #582388
    Michael O’Connell
    Participant

    Holding a camera up to the eyepiece is exactly how I got started in to astrophotography. Well worth getting a bracket. The Moon will give you loads of fun!

    #582409
    Alan Thomas
    Participant

    Hand-holding a phone can be mighty frustrating. I tried it for a while and obtained a few decent shot but mostly not.

    So I invested in an Altair Universal Cell Phone Adapter which makes it very much easier. A bit pricey – but better than the cheaper versions (yes, I tried those too!). Here’s an example of the result with a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.

    Alan (Warrington)

    #582413
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Must get one.

    #582414
    Alan Thomas
    Participant

    Good luck!

    #582418
    Michael O’Connell
    Participant

    That’s a fine image Alan!

    #582419
    Alan Thomas
    Participant

    Yes my best mobile phone image so far. I think I got lucky!

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