IPhone Adapter for a Telescope and More!

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Introduction: IPhone Adapter for a Telescope and More!

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While this Instructable is available to anyone, the photographs are Copyrighted © 2018 by Jonathan Gleich (That's Me!) And can be used freely as long as I am given photograph credit.

Step 1: How to Take a Perfect Eclipse Picture

It's a once, (maybe twice) in-a-lifetime event: a full solar eclipse, and you want make sure you capture it.
So I was shooting with multiple devices.

I was using a Canon 5D Pro camera with a 400x Prime zoom lens, a Celestron telescope with an iPhone6, as well as an iPad.

I needed to get an adapter for the iPhone to fit the telescope and found they were available as 3d Templates Online on Thingiverse using the wonderfully easy Tinkercad Program.

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/59xV9IC1JAF#/

I had one 'printed' locally and it worked perfectly.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia what Thingivere is:

... a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. Providing primarily open source hardware designs licensed under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons.

Step 2: WARNING ** DANGER, DANGER!!

Staring into or taking pictures of direct sunlight will make you blind and burn out the camera sensors!

So I purchased THESE;

https://www.highpointscientific.com/spectrum-full-...

$80 to protect a $4000 camera? DAMN, SKIPPY!!!

Step 3: FROM THE TELESCOPE

I took over 1000 pictures using all three devices. Here are some of my favorites:

Step 4: From the CANON 5D

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