Smartphone Adapters

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I have a goal of being able to document my visual observing through a telescope using my smartphone. I realize this goal doesn't replace traditional astrophotography using a DSLR or USB camera but I just want a way to take a quick picture. To this end, I had purchased two adapters which would hold a smartphone above the eyepiece. The first one is a Carson Hookupz 2.0. The second one is Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter.

I previously created two blog posts on my initial thoughts on the Hookupz and SteadyPix.


iPhone with rugged case
iPhone with rugged case
iPhone without case
iPhone without case

My original attempt didn't produce a test image that I was happy with so decided to try again first inside. The first thing I noticed was I think my iPhone case was an issue. Since I got a very rugged case, it is quite thick. I realized it moved the camera lens a good distance from the adapter. So, all test going forward would be without the case.