Astro ramblings / Experimental

Video of Moon using a smartphone

I haven’t done visual astronomy through a telescope for a long while. I’m more into the imaging side. But this evening I took the camera and filter wheel off and attached an eyepiece to have a look at the Moon and right below, Jupiter. I also attached my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S6) to the eyepiece and recorded video of the Moon. The wavy appearance is caused by turbulence in our atmosphere.

Shawn Nielsen

My story began nearly 40 years ago looking up at the Moon with a small collapsible telescope my Father had. Encouraged by my parents, who bought me my very own telescope, a 4.5" reflector, I began to explore the night sky from my family home backyard. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico and Australia. Some of my images have won awards and have been featured online and in magazines.

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