I took a picture of the Moon and Venus low in the western sky on March 18, 2018. The Moon and Venus are further apart. A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_18,_2018.
I took a picture of the Moon and Venus low in the western sky on March 18, 2018. A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_18,_2018.
Venus and Mercury were close together in the western sky after sunset on March 6, 2018. A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_6,_2018.
The clouds cleared and I was able to use the Meade ETX 90EC with the Canon to get some images of the moon. Unfortunately, the clouds came back and I missed the lunar eclipse in the morning.
The full image is available at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/Jan_30,_2018.
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.