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Dawn Brit and Deb - how to start taking photos with a point and shoot/mobile phone camera

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Feb 1, 2009.

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    As you three now have a scope you can start taking some pics without all th eposh eqipment - the simplest way is to hold the camera over the eyepiece and snap away this is called - 'eyepiece projection' so the camera takes the place of your eye - this is not how I do it but you can get some good results and you might get some pics of crater etc on the moon

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    take loads as lots will be lost to blur as you will undoubtedly move a bit

    fiddle with the settings

    try focussing using the macro (flower) setting on your camera - for some reason this seems to work well -

    try using your mobile phone camera - have seen some very good pics from these held up to the lens

    :thumbsup: try it and please post the results
     
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    So if I take a picture of looking through the scope it should come out? :unsure:
     
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    :unsure: - you hold the camera up to the eyepiece where your eye usually goes - does that make sense - the stuff I do involves removing the eyepiece and attatching the camera
     
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    How do I get the moon to keep still while I do that then? I couldn't believe how fast it moves. Constantly twiddling my dials to keep up with it. :lol:

    Just uploading some photos.
     

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