Oct 01

lunar landscape by cell phone

Moon thru cell, originally uploaded by NDeRC2.

The moon was lovely tonight. Having missed the astronomy party on ND’s north quad–can’t do everything–I pulled out the 8″ dobsonian with my daughter, and we tried our hands at capturing the moon through cell phone cameras. Pretty fun stuff. Jupiter and its moons were visible, but those single point objects are hard to capture cleanly with a hand-held cell phone camera. Here’s our best bad attempt:

Jupiter and moons via cell