iPhone 5 image of Jupiter

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iPhone 5 image of Jupiter

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Image of Jupiter taken @ 260x afocally through my 12.5" Dob. Stacked 100 frames and NO TRACKING. First time try. :)

http://postimg.org/image/jq4jmiy0t/

Noting that the actual visual image presented through my scope is many times better, guess there is no substitute for pure visual bliss of planets through an optimized scope.
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Wow! Was it hand-held? Can already see lots of details. Still remembered the view of Jupiter from your Obsession in Bedok Reservoir!
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Ha I cheated by using a novagrade universal smart phone adapter coupled to a 7mm nagler eyepiece. Anyway to hold handheld is extremely difficult ... Must be a sniper to do that.

However, with this adapter the phone is rigidly mounted to the scope. I still had to chase the planet looking through the phone as the planet drift across it.

I am surprised and delighted that foc stacking software for mac was able to align to a moving planet. Good that I do not need tracking.
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Sigh silly me, I just realized that the emailed video that I used for the image was highly degraded. Attached is a much better photo with the true resolution recorded by the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5, 260x, stack 200 times, non tracking, 12.5" Dob

http://postimg.org/image/8b98um7p1/

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super!!
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Nice!
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Crisp and nice.
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