My first photo of Neptune!

5 Jan

On Monday night, I captured my first-ever photo of Neptune using my iPhone and 8″ telescope. This is a single, unedited 6 second exposure using the NightCap Pro app for iPhone.  It may not look like much, but Neptune was 4.5 BILLION kilometres away when I took this!

neptune

Now, the only planet I haven’t photographed is Uranus, so I’ll need to get on that and complete a full solar system collage in 2017.

5 Responses to “My first photo of Neptune!”

  1. Jim Ruebush January 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

    Kudos 2 U

  2. lunochod January 6, 2017 at 4:14 am #

    very cool…

  3. imnotadoctor January 6, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    Inspiring! Any truly amazing for how far it is away.

  4. Adam January 22, 2017 at 7:54 am #

    Hello, just curious as to what eyepieces you were using at the time of the photo and whether the telescope that you are using has tracking capabilities, thanks!

    • canadianastronomy March 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

      This was with an extra-wide 9mm eyepiece and my Celestron NexStar 8SE is motorized and tracks with the sky, yes! Thanks!

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