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Saturn
Saturn
Saturn
Details
Date Taken: 03/24/2011
Photographer: Mike W.
Location: Cassiopeia Observatory, Oracle, AZ
Telescope: 8? ACF
Mount: LX200 fork mount
Camera: 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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