Intro: Astrophotography & Binocular Phone Mount
Now days watching stars in night maybe tuff as increasing light pollution effects the field view. Here I am showing my techniques of sky watching.
Step 1: Buy Binocular
Buy any binocular which you efforts.
Minimum 10x50 Preferred.
I buy my one for $9(Rs.600/-)
Don't buy low quality binocular as mine
After Sometime It Starting Pain for eyes. As I don't have the that much budgets so my choice are limited.
Step 2: Tripod Holder
Remove front tripod mount cap given to binocular .
Get a fit long aluminium or steel 2 to 3 cm wide plate, bend it to center.
Drill One Hole on Upper side
One Hole on downside
Step 3: Mount Binocular on Tripod
Mont it . and make it hold binocular properly.
Step 4: Mounting Mobile
Fix your phones camera on eyepiece of binocular. Fix them for steady view by adding Rubber bands or zip ties.
Step 5: Check on Your Mobile
Adjust the phone if needed for better view. Shoot or Snap can take.
I have 808 preview.
If u shoot video 360 resolution u can get more magnification than binocular
Thus maybe adding camcorder will give u telescope view of things
Step 6: Now Astro Photography
By applying iso to high in manual mode u will get night sky photos like mine. pls play with different setting of manual mode .
Go to Camera Mode
there are 3 options
Automatic, Scenes, Creative
Go In Creative Mode
Choose Preview In Sensor Mode Setting
Resolution - 5mp
Aspect Ratio - 16:9
JPEG Quality - Choose Normal or Super Fine
Colour Tone - Normal
Capture mode - Bracketing Mode
Chosen No of Images 3 and
Exposure to - 2.0
In Interval Mode
No of images - choose wisely
min interval to 15 to 30 sec
Now Set all other things to High
Video magnification in 360 resolution can Sirius star and all Other Bright Stars Closely
I watch Sirius , Galaxies in Orion Constellation, moon, All Stars of Canis Major, Great Nebula, All Stars of Orion
All Constellation, Stars From Canis Minor, Plelades Nebula & One see all milky way from this. I shoot video most of this star , But tracking them is continuously is pain. Also my tripod is cheap quality .If i Thinking about touching tripod It gets vibrate......haaaaaa. so I put some nearby big stones as counterweight
Congratulation Now u can do astrophotography.