Tonight I had a chance with some breaks in the clouds to see how the Galaxy S22 Ultra goes with capturing the Moon.
I got my telescope out and let it cool down enough to use it.
For those interested, I will explain a bit how I set up first with the results at the end.
I have a Skywatcher Skyliner 250P.
It's a 10 inch Dobsonian telescope and is a basic affordable telescope.
I have spent a bit on lenses and have my favourites for mobile phone photography.
For tonight I have used a 6.5mm Morpheus lens and a Celestron 2X Balow lens.
To mount the phone I have an Orion SteadyPix.
It's not the best out there, but grips the lens OK even with the heaviest of phones
So with the phone mounted securely. Notice I don't use a case. This is because I get a better grip on the phone and it's much steadier.
Next is to go into the camera and straight into the Pro mode setting.
You want complete control, without the software trying to focus and adjust etc
Initially I just put the focus into manual.
I just used the telescope to focus and because I cannot touch the phone to take a photo, as it will wobble the image and give a blurry shot.
I used the S Pen as the camera trigger.
So some adjustments to the camera settings and got a few shots before the clouds rolled in again.
On a clearer night I can get better results, but the S22 Ultra is doing a great job so far.
There will definitely be more to come, and some planet photos later in the year
Part two of my posts