It is currently Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:52 am


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Monoculars
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:29 pm
Posts: 371
Location: Wigan
Can anyone tell me about a reasonably priced monocular which can be used with a mobile phone for astro-photography.
Thank you.

_________________
Never worry!
Konus 500.
8x30 binos.
Canon EOS 1000F.
Tamron 80-210mm telephoto.
Fujifinepix S1000fd.
http://coriantumr.wordpress.com/
Meade ETX 80


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monoculars
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 6:11 pm
Posts: 2804
Location: Portslade, Sussex Lat 50deg 51min Long 0deg 13mins West
Sorry, although I used monoculars and small spotting scopes (basically the same things), I do not have a mobile phone.......Luddite Mike.


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monoculars
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:25 am
Posts: 5117
I think that there are dedicated monocular type instruments for mobile phones designed just for this. I recall lots of different possibilities. One might be called Eagle??

I don't know if these would be more expensive than a monocular.

If you look at the Opticron site they have a good selection of monoculars as do Optical Vision Ltd.

The latest mobile phones even have image stabilisation, very good cameras and also some have facilities for stacking images, I think 4 at a time for HDR photos.

Regards, David


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monoculars
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:29 pm
Posts: 371
Location: Wigan
Thank you David.

_________________
Never worry!
Konus 500.
8x30 binos.
Canon EOS 1000F.
Tamron 80-210mm telephoto.
Fujifinepix S1000fd.
http://coriantumr.wordpress.com/
Meade ETX 80


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monoculars
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:18 pm
Posts: 6215
Location: Manchester
Dear Zeke & David
I'm afraid I fall into the same category as Mike with regards mobile phones - although I do have one (handed down to me about a year ago, but I haven't succeeded in using it yet).
However, with regards using a sophisticated mobile phone's image stabilisation facility. I've never used HDR with any camera, but I thought it is desirable to use a steady tripod taking a set of HDR images. I also think I read somewhere that it is best not to use image stabilisation with a camera set up on a tripod (???).
Best wishes from Cliff


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group