2007-04-04

Saturn and a mobile phone

Sorry about this, but this is yet another one of those "look what I imaged with my mobile phone" posts. I know it's not big, I know it's not clever, but, but, because I can....

This evening I was out observing Venus for a while and then, when Venus got low, I turned to Saturn. What a view! One of the best I've ever had. And, as I have a horrible habit of doing, in a moment of madness I decided to see what I could capture with the mobile phone. This is what I got:




Okay, Damian Peach it isn't, but you can at least tell which planet it is.

8 comments:

Andrew said...

Once again,I am completely amazed at what a cell phone can do.I just hope that long distance charges don't apply in your case...hahaha!!!.
Great job!.
Andrew

Ian Musgrave said...

I'm pretty impressed too. More Mobile shots of astronomical objects please.

Andy Lawrence said...

Coo. Crikey. Maybe I will finally get a mobile phone.

mark_smith said...

Great images Dave what’s the spec of the phone camera if you don’t mind me asking.

suthers said...

Playing with levels in Photoshop, I almost convinced myself I could see Cassini's Division in the second shot. Probably just an artefact though.

Dave Pearson said...

Thanks guys.

Mark asked what the phone is. It's a Nokia, err, something or other. Doesn't say on it and I can't for the life of me remember what it is now.

Got a 2mp camera in it.

mark_smith said...

Thanks Dave my phone is a Sony Ericsson walkman phone also with a 2.0 mp camera.

Michele said...

Wonderful image to capture on a cellphone, mine would've definitely spoiled the picture. Great shot indeed!