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FastFourierTransform
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20 Aug 2017 11:25

I'm just amazed of what my mobile just did!

I've captured from Madrid the Orion constellation near dawn with my phone. I putted ISO to 1600 and obturation time to 1/2 sec. This is what I got:

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After that I used the digital zoom of the phone and took this close-up of the orion belt:

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Do you see that in the middle of the frame? Have a closer, look zooming in the same image:

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That blob is the Orion Nebula!!!!
I really couldn't believe it, so I took several pictures like this one to see if it was just a random fluke a little stronger than the sorrounding noise of the image but the same structure apperead in all the photos. Also the position is perfect match if you compare with a celestial chart.

I've imaged the orion nebula hand helding my phone, without telescope nor any extra component. Just my phone :D

Maybe is not that amazing but for me it has been an emotional rollercoaster.

I think the lower blob in the image is Iota Orionis and the upper the nebula itself
 
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20 Aug 2017 12:28

FastFourierTransform, wow! pretty cool! even in the desert in my trip my phone couldn't capture any stars. it was too blurry and dark in the area.  :)
what phone do you have?
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FastFourierTransform
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20 Aug 2017 12:45

Spacer, Thanks!

I have a "BQ Aquaris U". And the app for the camera is the native one. It allows you to control manually the focus, the ISO and the obturation time. But I never imagined it could do this without any help of a telescope or something else.
 
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21 Aug 2017 01:58

Spacer, I'm happy that you got to see the starry sky of the desert! Seeing a sky that dark is kind of addictive. :) 
 
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21 Aug 2017 14:40

I wish the sky was like that everywhere.  Alas, there are way too many people on the planet and way too much pollution because of them.
 
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21 Aug 2017 14:41

Spacer wrote:
FastFourierTransform, wow! pretty cool! even in the desert in my trip my phone couldn't capture any stars. it was too blurry and dark in the area.  :)
what phone do you have?

Spacer I saw a site where the photographer used a camera phone to capture the milky way!
 
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22 Aug 2017 20:32

Some photos that I already posted in the eclipse thread:

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23 Aug 2017 00:25

Here is an image of the Sun I took on Sunday, August 20th. I did not take my equipment with me to view the solar eclipse as I did not want to have any potential distractions keeping me from enjoying the thrill of totality. I did, however, take a few pictures with my phone, but they nowhere compare to the other photos that have been shared on the forum! 
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23 Aug 2017 06:47

HarbingerDawn, those pictures are really good.

SonofStars, what sort of equipment were you using?
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23 Aug 2017 09:40

DoctorOfSpace wrote:
SonofStars, what sort of equipment were you using?

For the solar pictures, I use a Lunt 60THa/B1200CPT telescope with an Orion Atlas Pro mount in Alt-Azimuth mode. The capture device is a ZWO 174MM camera. Surface and prominence data are collected separately and combined using Photoshop. Both surface and prominence data are stacked and enhanced slightly using AutoStakkert! and Registax.
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