Introduction: Telescope Tripod for Iphone/android Use for Stargazing or Tracking the Eclipse
This is a very simple and easy way to use your cell phone for viewing and photographing /video the stars, moon, eclipse. And just all around photos in general.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: What You Need
1 telescope tripod
Some duct tape
A case that fits your phone
Step 2: Remove Telescope
There are typically 2 nuts that hold the telescope to the tripod arm. Remove both nuts and unmount the telescope.
Step 3: Mount Phone Case
First make sure you have the phone case so that the back of your phone and camera lense are pointed towards you. Take the case hold it flat and tight up against the front of the empty telescope mount. Then just put a piece of duct tape from the back of the case over the top and tightly down the arm mount. And do the same for the bottom of case to bottom of the arm.
Step 4: Finished!
What you have now is something that should look like this. And you now can swivel up down left right all with smooth movement so no jerking around video. And the small knob allows for moving in tiniest increments. . Also if you do have one like mine with the computer it works amazing with all the mode features because now you can use it to track planets or moon travel. Also great for the eclipse! The computer tells you exactly what degree to tilt it to and where to face!