I was just heading to bed and locking up for the night when I noticed both the moon and Jupiter brightly shining in the sky. Since it’s been cloudy for a fortnight, I couldn’t resist getting the scope out. So I did, and these are the results!
All the moon pictures were taken on the iPhone 4 (by holding it up to the eyepiece) and the Jupiter picture was taken using the Panasonic Lumix TZ7 – a camera I would generally recommend but the lack of manual focus sucks for astrophotography. Additionally, the moon was shot using a 25% moon filter (blocks out three quarters of the light coming in) and Jupiter was shot looking through a light pollution filter (blocks out sodium spectrum/yellow street lighting).
I am definitely going to give this another go 🙂