Shooting the Moon With an iPhone 4 and a Telescope

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We knew that the iPhone 4 had an excellent camera, but we hadn't thought to try it on any non-terrestrial subjects. It turns out that when paired with a telescope, it can take some gorgeous shots of our only satellite:

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Illustration for article titled Shooting the Moon With an iPhone 4 and a Telescope

A clever stargazer paired his Planisphere-equipped iPhone 4 with a Pencil Borg telescope (175mm/F7) and Vixen LV5mm eyepiece, which apparently makes for an impressive, portable sky-shooting setup.

Illustration for article titled Shooting the Moon With an iPhone 4 and a Telescope

While I like my Angry Birds as much as the next guy, there's some kind of powerful poetry in seeing the iPhone 4, the latest and greatest gadget of the moment, train its sights on the Moon, that ever-constant reminder of how tiny and insignificant gadgets really are. [Jurilog via Engadget]

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CptnGrammar

Why??

I don't understand why people do so much shit with the iPhone camera (including steady-cam rigs and stuff like this).

It seems like they are doing it JUST BECAUSE it's an iPhone, even though the pictures almost always look like shit, then justifying it with "IT'S AN iPHONE HUEHEUHE!!"