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Star imaged through an iPad?

  1. Dec 10, 2014 #1
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  3. Dec 10, 2014 #2
    hmmm I wouldn't think an ipad could zoom in close enough to make out a star.
  4. Dec 10, 2014 #3
    My daughter mentioned it to me, and took me out and pointed to the star that was the supposed target. It was Rigel. I have a first generation Ipad, which has no camera, so I could not attempt to duplicate the video. Maybe someone here can try it.

    Actually, it was not an Ipad, but an IPhone. Whatever.... I hope some others try it.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2014
  5. Dec 10, 2014 #4


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    Taken with an iPad through a telescope...
  6. Dec 10, 2014 #5


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    To state the obvious, it is highly out-of-focus. That's why it's a disc, rather than a point. (And I'm going to guess that it's through a refractor-type scope (no vanes))
  7. Dec 11, 2014 #6


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    [edit] Wait a minute:
    iphone taking a picture of a "camera screen"? What kind of camera screen? Like the photo in my avatar? DSLR attached to the back of a telescope? Oy!
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