How to Snap Awesome Photos of Night-Sky Objects with Your Smartphone

Linked by Paul Ciano

Propensity for looking up and sighing? Check. Harbor a inveterate desire to get off this rock and do some exploring? Double check.

We are not quite there yet, but at least we can settle for taking purty pictures.

Just about everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, so why not use it to capture some celestial views? In this edition of mobile astronomy, we’ll look at how you can take photographs of celestial bodies using the camera on your smartphone or tablet. These images certainly will not rival those from the Hubble Space Telescope, of course, or even an expert’s photo taken with a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, but you’ll have a wonderful memento to show your friends and share on social media.