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S22 Ultra Astrophotography Part 1

(Topic created on: 09-04-2022 10:14 PM)
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Glenntech
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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.

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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. 

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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.

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It's not the best out there, but grips the lens OK even with the heaviest of phones

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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 
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Daviek28
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But you are taking pictures through a telescope not really the phone is it
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Glenntech
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Think I explained it quite well that I was using a telescope and made it obvious with the pictures.
The photos were taken with the phone. So yes it really is the phone that was taking them.
I think it's made clear in the post exactly what was used and in no way is the post misleading
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Pointress
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This is such an encouraging article. Thank you!  Which camera are using on the Samsung S22?  I have tried to use the top camera but without success.

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Glenntech
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Sorry for the late reply
I was using the main camera lens.
The wide angle and zoom cameras won't work like this
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Mr Galaxy
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Why doesn't my telescope see any of that amazing pics??

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CaptianScotland
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Aye bro I wanna spot some planes that will be great if I had it(but don't have enough for it)
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