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Astrophotography with the S23 Ultra

(Topic created on: 05-20-2024 03:12 PM)
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MitchG
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Over the past year, I've used the S23 Ultra for astrophotos and written several web-site articles to hopefully demonstrate how powerful this smartphone is. All the photos were taken in a medium light-polution Bortle 5 (suburban) location. Some articles are a bit more technical involving pushing the limits of what can be achieved with the S23 Ultra.


The potential of this type of smartphone for introducing many to the wonderful hobby of amateur astronomy is astounding imo. There is no lack of publications available on amateur astronomy covering a wide range of interests and equipment at one's disposal. Recently, the Edmund Optics company made freely available for download some of the most useful starter guides for anyone wanting to learn their way around the stars (without today's automated tracking technology). This is how I started my journey back in the 60s. If you are interested, the three wonderful freely available books, still exceptionally useful, from the former Edmund's Scientific Company are available here (along with many others):


The three I recommend (in this order) are at the bottom of the list :

Edmund Mag 5 Star Atlas

The Edmund Sky Guide

All About Telescopes

Another nice 2020 NASA publication covers a lot of useful information for smartphone astrophotography:


I've always believed in starting small (eyes, camera and binoculars) ... these tools and a thirst to familiarize yourself with the night skies and all its wonders can keep you busy and excited for many years. Then if the bug hits, you can migrate to a telescope (I currently don't have a telesope but smaller is usually better for practical reasons ... )

 

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Habsfan
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Very cool! And I've checked out your pics they are super awesome 👌
SgtStubby
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I am going to browse your pictures on my PC for full effect. They look amazing and I admire your dedication to your site. I am bookmarking it too.
MitchG
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thank you. The web site is a kind of a diary for me. It helps to document and organize what I do.
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Helenna
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Hi MitchG, the pictures are truly awesome. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Galaxy S23 Ultra with us and we really appreciate your work. 

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