This one is a simple smart phone finderscope attachment for a telescope to assist one in quickly locating astronomical object.
(This is a quick instructable - I will edit it later but you get the gist of what we did)
We used it on Friday, 6th of Sept 2013 to locate Venus full day light - when the sun was well above the horizon.
The telescope is 100 mm Newtonian, home brewed by Pooja, who is looking at Venus. In the background are (from L to R) Smruti, Mayank, Hrishikesh, Jayshree and Arunima.
I must say here that Pooja is slightly better than novice - she started observing just about 8 months ago.
At the time of posting this instructable we have not seen Uranus and Neptune but we are confident that it will be a 'damn' easy to do so.
All that is needed is
1. Smart Phone (of course) with sky map installed.
I am using Samsung Galaxy with Google Sky Map app.
2. A cassette cover
3. A piece of wood - about the length and width of the cassette cover
4. I am using - ball and socket attachment with 20 TPI 1/4 inch bolt for camera.
5. 20 TPI 1/4 inch nut
Step 1: Nut to the wooden strip
A hole was drilled in the center of the wooden strip and the 20 TPI 1/4 inch bolt was fixed to it.