This upcoming week, Lumia Conversations will publish my camera phone astrophotography tutorial, so that you, too, with every little gear and some gumption can go out and take photos of the luminaries with your mobile phone.
For folks who want a little data on how I shot the Moon photo above:
Telescope: Celestron Astromaster 130eq (who knows what year, my Dad bought it used)
Telescope eyepiece: Celestron 15mm
Nokia Lumia 1020’s Nokia Pro Camera app set to 200 ISO, 1/100th shutter speed, EV -1.0, WB to fluorescent, and focus set to infinity.
I took the photo about 30 minutes before sunset, as the moon would not be so luminous / glowing. It took about 12 test shots to get the camera settings and the angle of holding of the camera phone over the telescope’s eyepiece right. ;o)
A portion of today, after work to-dos were handled, was spent moving folks from my ‘Nokian’ twitter list to my ‘SquashFolk’ list. Although, if I was being politic, I would rename the list Microsoft One or Microsoft Mobile.
Ms. Jen says: I can only hope that the best of Nokia’s mobile DNA – the people, the ethos, the passion for design, the passion for innovation – will be injected into the Squash. Microsoft is in need of new passion. One can only hope.
Mon 04.13.09 – I expect too much from Windows. I expect that the operating system should actually work and when it doesn’t I try another way, then it throws errors.
Dear Windows, there is a reason I switched to Linux on my old Dell and to Mac OS X for my regular use computer…
How Windows Users are Conditioned: Tom Negrino sums up: “It was like a tire puncture or something; just one of those things that
happen. And that’s what I find so pernicious about Windows. It’s
conditioned tens of millions of people to the idea that computers are
unreliable and a huge pain in the ass. And that things that go wrong
just can’t be helped.”