I took a picture of the Wolf Moon. More information on the image can be found on our wiki.
I noticed a new product was being released called the Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter. I had been researching the options for afocal astrophotography. I have purchased a Carson HookUpz 2.0 and a different model of the SteadyPix Deluxe.
One of the first thing interesting about the SteadyPix Quick was the price which was around $23 at the time I purchased. So, I decided to give it a try.
The instructions were straightforward. It easily expanded to hold the smartphone and then the eyepiece clamp move diagonally to align with the camera lens. The eyepiece clamp then twist-locked around an eyepiece. This provided for a very secure connection.
I took a picture of the harvest moon with the Canon T3i using the 200mm lens and tripod. For image info is available at http://clearskytonight.com/wiki/Oct_5,_2017.
I was trying some sunset time lapse photos and notice the crescent moon so took some images. The details are on the Articles wiki.
I was able to take two videos with the Lunt LS50THA using the ZWO AS103MC. I compressed them both down to 15 seconds.
In preparing for the solar eclipse, I experimented with different SharpCap settings. I settled on these settings:
- Exposure – 1 ms
- Gain – 45
- Gamma – 25
- Brightness – 0
Those settings resulted in the image below. I also added the full listing of settings after taking the image.
Output Format=AVI files (*.avi)
Discard Split Frames=Off
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
White Bal (B)=78
White Bal (R)=1
Auto Exp Max Gain=50
Auto Exp Max Exp=30
Auto Exp Max Brightness=100