|First shot of the Moon from that night.|
That night also happened to be my first astronomical observations of 2013! At first the Moon and Jupiter were not close enough for me to fit them into the view on my telescope. As you can see I went out about 748pm. Thanks to Sky and Telescope I found out the closest approach of the Moon and Jupiter would happen around 10pm. So naturally after taking a few more photos I went back in and waited patiently till 10.
|Jupiter and 3 of its satellites.|
|The Orion smartphone adapter|
For those curious, my telescope is a Meade ETX-90. I was using a 26mm eyepiece to view the Moon and Jupiter. The phone is an Iphone 4 using the camera on the phone and an app called ProCamera. Plus the SteadyPix adapter you see in the photo. For more information on the ETX-90 plus many other helpful tips and hints visit: http://www.weasner.com/etx/menu.html . Also thank you to Sky & Telescope for the heads up and their Jupiter app!
Below is what I,m calling the money shot of the night. Both Jupiter and the Moon in the same shot!
|The money shot!|