Tag: afocal

  • The moon again

    The moon again

    Got a quick peek in as the clouds started rolling in. This is with my new phone which has way too many cameras and gets very confused by having a telescope in front of it. I’ll have to experiment with other camera apps. The animation above shows that conditions were not great… You can also…

  • Pleiades


    I finally had another clear night, and observed the Pleiades for the first time. Seeing was good for Jupiter as well, with all four moons out. Mars was tricky, I think I may have noticed a darker area and for a moment maybe the northern ice cap, but I’m not confident. The Pleiades cluster was…

  • Jupiter with my cell phone

    Jupiter with my cell phone

    This is the best cell phone picture I’ve taken of Jupiter yet. I love that you can see the different colors of the moons. I could clearly make out cloud bands on Jupiter, but they ended up overexposed no matter how I tweaked the camera settings.

  • Cellphone picture of the moon

    Cellphone picture of the moon

    Taken afocally by my cell phone through a 10mm eyepiece on my 70mm f/10 refractor

  • Full moon

    Full moon

    Afocal cell phone image with my 70mm f/10 refractor