Saxon ScopePix 2s

Chances are you have seen Smartphone adapters pictured with telescopes and asked yourself, ‘What in the world is that?’

Let me introduce you to the world of ‘AstroPhonetography’ in other words using a Smartphone adapter to take images of the night sky.

The adapter attaches to the eyepiece of your telescope. It enables you to position the camera of your smartphone to take photographs without the need of using a DLSR camera.

I have attached a step by step procedure in using the Scopepix adapter.

Before we start, make sure you know what each lens is. In this case this is the iPhone 11 and the lens are as follows: Top left is the Wide-angle, the Bottom left is the Telephoto and the right one is the ultrawide lens.

Attach the adapter to the phone and position the hole to suit the lens you want to use.

Turn the knob until the eyepiece you want to use is firmly attached.

Be careful, not to over tighten.

Place the eyepiece into the drawtube of the telescope.

Then focus the telescope until you see a well-focused image on your smartphone display.

Using the supplied bluetooth dongle you can take photos, without touching your telescope. Critical for sharp imagery.

Here are some examples that have been taken using the Saxon ScopePix SmartPhone 2s adapter.

NGC2070 Tarantula Nebula.
Using a P30 Huawei Lite Smart phone and the Saxon Scopepix 2s.
Telescope used was a Meade 12in.
Photo by Mark Iscaro
Jupiter.
Using a P30 Huawei Lite Smart phone and the Saxon Scopepix 2s.
Telescope used was a Meade 12in.
Photo by Mark Iscaro

Using the Scopepix 2 s is very easy to use and can be used with almost all telescopes that have a 1.25-2 inch drawtube.

I love this device and highly recommend using it.
Optics Central sell this for $49.95
https://www.opticscentral.com.au/saxon-scopepix-smartphone-adapter-2s.html

You will love the results you will get. And happy imaging and wishing you clear skies.

-Gerald

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