Author: Matt

Solar Eclipse iAstrophotography

As some of you may already know, there is an exciting solar eclipse coming up on Friday, March 20th, 2015! Don’t know much about what a solar eclipse is?  Check out this story at Universe Today. It has great details

My New Favorite iPhone Telescope Adapter for iAstrophotography!

I’ve been writing a bit lately about different smartphone adapters for both telescopes and binoculars, as this is perhaps the most essential accessory to really get going with iAstrophotography.  In the past I’ve written about the Orion SteadyPix Universal Smartphone

New iPhone Telescope Adapter – SnapZoom – Part 2

I’ve got a few more nights of experience with the SnapZoom under my belt, so I wanted to provide a little update.  If you missed part 1 of my review of the SnapZoom, you can check it out here.  On

New iPhone Telescope Adapter – SnapZoom – Part 1

Fellow iAstrophotographers! I’ve received a few emails that the Orion SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Adapter is currently unavailable on Amazon, and it looks to be true.  Don’t fear though!  There are several other great options for adapters out there, and this

The Orion Nebula – iAstrophotography

The other weekend I had a chance to do some awesome iPhone astrophotography of Messier 42, better known as the Orion Nebula.  I drove about an hour and fifteen minutes northeast from San Diego to just outside a small town

Telescopes to Tanzania

Hey there!  I wanted to share an amazing charitable effort that I recently came across.  It’s called Telescopes to Tanzania, and it’s an outreach campaign of Astronomers Without Borders.

Suggested App: Sky Guide

Cheers to all the budding astronomers and iAstrophotographers out there!  I wanted to suggest and review my favorite astronomical app:  Sky Guide.

Back at the helm

Man, it’s been too long since last posting!  Due to some increased work travel, it’s been tough finding time to get the scope out, let alone write about it.  But with things settling down, it’s time to get back at

iPhone Mounts for iAstrophotography

***IMPORTANT UPDATE***  It seems as though the Orion SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Adapter is currently unavailable on Amazon.  Please see this new post for an alternative mount solution: SnapZoom Review Part 1. ***Update to the Update*** I’ve now written about my new favorite

New Scope Test Run

The second night with my new telescope, I was fortunate enough to have clear skies.  So I propped my new Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ-MD up on the rooftop patio of my apartment.  Then I went to work aligning the finderscope.  What