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    Default Two cell phone Moon photos



    Took these last night, March 14, 2019, with a Samsung Galaxy S8, Astro-Tech 80EDT and TeleVue Nagler 7mm EP, Celestron NexYZ. Simple post-processing with Photoshop to improve sharpness, contrast, and white balance.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zw...lahh7YKTvu1Z7V

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I7...p79KMZ9LTFo7v8

    Thank you for looking!
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    Default Re: Two cell phone Moon photos

    Very nice images, it is quite surprising how well a cell phone camera can do now.
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    Default Re: Two cell phone Moon photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Very nice images, it is quite surprising how well a cell phone camera can do now.
    Thank you, Gabby. I am going to try Jupiter and Saturn next. If I can get decent results, I plan to offer photo-ops to visitors to my club's many upcoming events this summer. I'll let them take a photo with my phone and then send it to their phone via Bluetooth. Should be a big hit!
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    Default Re: Two cell phone Moon photos

    An interesting idea!
    I believe Tom (Avid Astronomer) is using his phone over the eyepiece so children/ multiple people can see what is happening better.
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    Default Re: Two cell phone Moon photos

    Wow! Great captures, Mary!
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    Amazing photos Mary!

    Great details!

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    Default Re: Two cell phone Moon photos

    At first, I thought: "Oh, no, more cell phone shots..." But I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I am amazed at the clarity in the images. Very well done. Of course, the other elements in the mix (scope & barlow) are high quality ... which makes a big difference.

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