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    Welcome to the forum!
    They sell carriage mount/adapters that will hold the phone stable up to the eyepiece.
    With an XT6 and a mounted iPhone, I have taken some great moon shots and some not great planetary photos.
    I've also taken some very blurry and dim images of the Orion Nebula and Hercules Cluster.
    This telescope is not made for deep space astrophotography, but if you set your expectations low, you can still learn a lot and have a good time.

    Light pollution filters are expensive and many do nothing for newer LED lights. For a newbie, I think there are many things more valuable to purchase than light filters (aside from a neutral density moon filter).

    If you are new to the hobby, I recommend just getting out to have fun observing under the darkest skies, preferably with some binoculars, your small dob, and a pocket sky atlas.
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    Hi Vinee and to the forum.
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    to Astronomy Forum and for joining our group . The other replies have answered your question quite well. You might explore video astronomy as a low cost way to use your telescope see deeper and with greater detail. The lowest priced Celestron or Orion astrocams are much less expensive than the true dedicated chip designs, but these entry level cameras offer no greater performance than a good recent model low light webcam. If you are creative hacker there are many "how to" YouTube videos showing webcam conversions for telescopic use.
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    Welcome aboard and clear and dark skies for you.....
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