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    Default First photos ever!!



    Okay, I'm super excited so sorry if this doesn't go here. I'm using a crappy 2 inch vivatar scope I bought my son for Christmas. I have definitely got the bug! Using that and my smart phone with no mount I got these of the moon tonight!

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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    Well... I need three more posts first...crap

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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    We are having issues uploading images after some forum updates which have not been corrected yet.
    If you have a dropbox account or other photo storage location you can link to it here.
    Some of the other members have discovered work around for posting images as well.
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    I'm going to link with imgur but it says I can't link yet ):

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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    You should only need one more post, if you still cannot post PM Bryan (Bladekeeper) I believe he has worked out how to do it.
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    Okay so it let the link go through! Just waiting on admin approval for it.

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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    The images are showing, it seems to be out of focus.
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    Agree, the focus seems way off.
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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    It's the best I could get with no mount and holding my phone to the eye piece. The view through the scope isn't the best either but I was still happy. $20 telescope lol. Was using a 5mm eyepiece.

 

 
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