Photo of Jupiter's moons with cellphone

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Hi there!
Well, it's not just a photo taken by a cellphone but a cellphone plus a very good binocular. And as surprised as I became by being able to see the moons of Jupiter, I took a photo of them through, yes through the binocular. The result is what you see on the picture. And I wanted to compare so I viewed Stellarium and saw that it more or less looked the same. Just wanted to share it with you guys. Hope you like it :smile::

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Not bad for a cellphone and binoculars!
 
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Gliese123! Cool!
 
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Not bad for a cellphone and binoculars!
Thanks :D It was awesome to see that it was possible! :)
 
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Thanks :D It was awesome to see that it was possible! :)
I wouldn't even have thought of trying that!:cool:
 
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I wouldn't even have thought of trying that!:cool:
Hah.:biggrin: Well you should try. It's really cool. It works especially good on Gas giants. Saturn & Titan is also available to see with a fairly cheep binocular when possible.
Although, make sure that there's no light pollution since it disturbs a lot. :) My binocular just have 30 x zoom :)

This is done by the same principle but of the Moon :) 30x zoom :)
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Hah.:biggrin: Well you should try. It's really cool. It works especially good on Gas giants. Saturn & Titan is also available to see with a fairly cheep binocular when possible.
Although, make sure that there's no light pollution since it disturbs a lot. :) My binocular just have 30 x zoom :)
Haha, wish I could. But I live in a city, it is quite bright and cloudy :(
 
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Haha, wish I could. But I live in a city, it is quite bright and cloudy :(
Hm well, that's unfortunate :frown: I live practically nowhere :redface: No light pollution. ~50 km to nearest city ;)
 
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Here's my picture of Jupiter from the night of the Oct 12.
I have a telescope and astrophotography camera, but not one designed to do planets, otherwise it might be a bit better. Stacked 10 frames of each color in RGB.
You probably can't see them on this picture, but in the original frames a couple of moons are barely visible. It's hard to make them stand out when your exposures have to be short so Jupiter isn't washed out.
It came out surprisingly good considering I up-sampled it by 200% when stacking, and then another 200% after stacking, so the original images are 1/4 the resolution.
 

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Haha, wish I could. But I live in a city, it is quite bright and cloudy :(
The brightness of the planets is so high that anyone in any city could easily see them and get pictures. (With the exception of Neptune and Uranus) Clouds on the other hand...
 
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Here's my picture of Jupiter from the night of the Oct 12.
I have a telescope and astrophotography camera, but not one designed to do planets, otherwise it might be a bit better. Stacked 10 frames of each color in RGB.
You probably can't see them on this picture, but in the original frames a couple of moons are barely visible. It's hard to make them stand out when your exposures have to be short so Jupiter isn't washed out.
It came out surprisingly good considering I up-sampled it by 200% when stacking, and then another 200% after stacking, so the original images are 1/4 the resolution.
Now that's extraordinary! How would it looks like if you tried Saturn? I assume that one could easily see the rings if so :)
 
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Now that's extraordinary! How would it looks like if you tried Saturn? I assume that one could easily see the rings if so :)
Like this. :biggrin:
 

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The brightness of the planets is so high that anyone in any city could easily see them and get pictures. (With the exception of Neptune and Uranus) Clouds on the other hand...
That's my problem, there is too much clouds in my area. Whenever I look out at night, I usually cant see a thing, not even the brightest stars or planets :(
 
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That's my problem, there is too much clouds in my area. Whenever I look out at night, I usually cant see a thing, not even the brightest stars or planets :(
Well, nothing anyone can do about that. You'll just have to move asap!
 
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those pictures are SO COOL! especially how you can *actually see* the moons!
 
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Well, nothing anyone can do about that. You'll just have to move asap!
Haha, luckily I'm going on vacation to the countryside soon, so that would give me a couple of good nights if it doesn't rain :)
 
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those pictures are SO COOL! especially how you can *actually see* the moons!
Thanks :D Unfortunately all the moons were on just "one side" of Jupiter.
 
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I want one of those! :D NOW :D
Just don't expect such amazing results if you have a pair of binoculars, or a telescope with an aperture less than about 8 inches. Part of my problem is my 8 inch scope is already hitting the resolution limit even before I try to put a barlow lens in and magnify the planets a bit more.
 
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Did you really take that picture of Saturn with your phone and binoculars?? This really is fantastic. Going to give this a try soon!
 
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Did you really take that picture of Saturn with your phone and binoculars?? This really is fantastic. Going to give this a try soon!
The only picture of Saturn here is the one I took with my telescope and astrophotography camera.
 
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Amazing stuff. I think these small noisy photos are more relatable than anything NASA takes, in the sense that we can see them for what they are down here. It's hard to fathom how close spacecraft have to be from here to take the photos they do.
 

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