On July 31st, I did a full test of the Phone Skope adapter while imaging in my backyard (full review available at Review – Astrophotography using a Phone Skope adapter). The various pieces fit together nicely and it has much nicer weight than the Celestron NexYZ behemoth. However, while it was a great test of the adapter, I wouldn’t say I made great success on my imaging technique.
I got a couple of shots of Jupiter:
I relied heavily on digital zoom, and found one of the moons photobombing:
And Jupiter is great, but everyone wants to see Saturn, right?
I even managed a shot of Albireo, not that you can really tell that is what it is.
Good test of the demo adapter I borrowed from Phone Skope, and a couple of interesting images in there. But the digital zoom is too noisy and I still need to improve my focus. » Read the rest