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I received a smart phone adapter for Christmas I know it’s a cheap one but it was so aggravating and frustrating trying to just line up the camera on the phone with the adapter.
I ran across this article and I am going to go thru it and hopefully get the adapter to work better.
If anyone else has that adapter is having a problem perhaps this article will help.
https://www.celestron.com/blogs/knowled ... e-adapters
Gee if I had known there was so much to see I would have started decades ago ! :Astronomer1:

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I have a smart phone adapter from Orion that does pretty well at aligning the camera, but haven't spent much time with it other than a couple of lunar images. Don't think I'll ever stray far from visual :icon-smile:

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I have moved this topic to a more appropriate forum.

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Gordon wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:05 pm I have moved this topic to a more appropriate forum.

Thanks for posting!
Thank you Gordon,never 100% sure where I should post things.
Gee if I had known there was so much to see I would have started decades ago ! :Astronomer1:

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I haven't had much luck with them, but I don't have a lot of patience.

I just received this one, and it looks promising;
https://www.celestron.com/products/nexy ... ne-adapter
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I bought this one first - junk.
https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-81035- ... 127&sr=8-5

Then I bought this one - much better. It's a huge advantage to be able to line up the phone camera directly on the adapter aperture and it tightens symmetrically around the eyepiece, so I'm never off-axis.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09QW ... UTF8&psc=1

I do use part of the C-tron to hold my phone alone on a camera tripod for wide angle nightscapes. YMMV.
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I think it's probably one of the better ones available right now. I particularly like that I can align the camera lens with the hole in the back of the adapter - no struggling to align properly. And the adapter can clamp down on different size EPs tops - works for an old straight Plossl as well as "mushroom tops".

I've only used it a couple times with 15x70 binos for star fields. The results weren't great but I had no tracking and my exposures were too long. I've not tried it with a scope / diagonal, but if the weather holds, I might try some moon shots one of these mornings with my 72ED. If anybody wants them, I can post measurements or close-up pics.
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Frankskywatcher wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:01 pm I received a smart phone adapter for Christmas I know it’s a cheap one but it was so aggravating and frustrating trying to just line up the camera on the phone with the adapter.
I ran across this article and I am going to go thru it and hopefully get the adapter to work better.
If anyone else has that adapter is having a problem perhaps this article will help.
https://www.celestron.com/blogs/knowled ... e-adapters
I've had no luck with this adapter, I bought it when I first started the journey over two years ago. It can't handle the weight of the newer and larger phones. I tried with a Samsung Note 20 Ultra, useless. Sad thing is it isn't really isn't one of cheaper ones. I got it because of three axis, I think that is it's downfall. The Z-axis is impossible to keep flat unless it's directly against the EP, or you use a truly light weight phone that has no real resolution, hence the Z-Axis is a gimmick. The statement on the web site
Works with virtually all smartphone models, including the latest devices from Apple, Samsung, and Google.
is a load, all IMHO.

Good luck with it.

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I have kinda given up on the whole idea it’s more of a pain in the @ss than anything !
Thanks Pakarainen for showing us that other adapter.
Gee if I had known there was so much to see I would have started decades ago ! :Astronomer1:

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