Friday, December 7, 2012

How to take Moon pictures through telescope using iPhone

How to take Moon pictures through telescope using iPhone?


  1. Set up telescope and view the moon.
  2. Tighten all the knobs and fixtures on telescope.
  3. Make sure tripod is not moving.
  4. Start iPhone camera and turn off the flash.
  5. Hold camera lens hole against the eyepiece hole matching each other.
  6. If you have a camera mount try it if it works for iPhone, most of them will not.
  7. A patchy blob will appear on iPhone screen, make sure be lowest on vibration towards zero.
  8. Tap on the bright light spot and then the iPhone will focus on moon picture properly.
  9. Tap to take picture, it vibrates more. You can use the volume control button on iPhone to snap it.
  10. Move iPhone a little bit it can vary focus on every snap and some pictures will be better than others.
  11. Happy Astrophotography.

All of the above pictures are taken by me with my iPhone 5 and the Celestron PowerSeeker AZ70 telescope


  1. great tips, i have the same telescope and iphone cant wait to get picturea like yours

  2. Wow it is a trip that someone else thought of this also