In the past few years, we have covered plenty of astronomy iPhone apps that can teach you a thing or two about the objects in the sky and even help you locate them with your telescope. For serious astrophotography, you are going to need the right set of tools though. Here are 8 smartphone compatible astrophotography equipment you don’t want to miss:
Sky-Watcher AZ-GTe: an Android & iOS controlled Alt-Azimuth telescope mount with a database of 42900+ objects for you to explore. It uses a database of 42900+ objects for you to explore. It also has a SNAP port for remote shutter release cables.
Orion StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker: this astrophotography mount has a payload of 6.6lbs. It has an equatorial base for precise polar alignment and star tracking. It has built-in WiFi for smartphone control.
Polaris: a smartphone controlled astrophotography tripod head. It is ready for star tracking thanks to its built-in GPS and compass modules. Its app uses AI and sensors in your mobile device to help you frame celestial objects.
Vaonis Stellina: an app smart telescope for astrophotography. This robotic telescope uses GPS to find objects you would like to capture. It comes with automatic star field recognition.
NANO1: an astronomy camera with a max video resolution of 4K @60fps and dual interchangeable lens mount system. NANO1 guides you through constellations and has an augmented reality star map.
StellarMate Plus: a mini computer to control your astrophotography equipment from anywhere. It can be used to control your camera, telescope, and mounts remotely.
1.25″ WiFi Telescope Camera: a WiFi connected eyepiece camera that lets you transmit real-time view of your telescope to your smartphone or PC.
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer: an iPhone compatible tracking camera head with a right ascension DC servo motor for tracking celestial bodies. It has WiFi and app control. It comes with solar, lunar, and sidereal tracking rates for astrophotography.
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