Date Taken: 03/24/2011 Photographer:
Mike W. Location: Cassiopeia Observatory, Oracle, AZ
LX200 fork mount
Apple iPhone 4 Processing: Levels Exposure: 1 frame from video recording Other Equipment Used: 9mm eyepiece + 2x Barlow Lens; Afocal Adapter for iPhone Notes: Apple camera app. Taking videos with the iPhone can be beneficial. If you like to do "imaging stacking,” you get a lot of frames to work with. I prefer to just look for the best single frame, throwing out the ones blurred by touching the phone to start/stop the recording and from atmospheric distortion. Also, there is some additional magnification applied when doing video recording vs the single image photo mode.
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