Make your own digital telescope!


Reading an article about the Mobizen app I came to an idea that I had thought about when I was a 12 year old boy. As a child, I was interested in astronomy. I remember my first use of  a telescope. I didn’t have much knowledge about planets and stars and one night, while I was watching stars, I noticed that one star was different from the others. That star was Saturn. And my happiness knew no bounds. As I continued exploring the night sky one idea came to my mind – connect a telescope with a PC… Unfortunately, at that time, it was not possible for me.

So here I will give you an idea on how to do it very easily. What you will need is an ordinary telescope, a smartphone, a selfie stick, the Mobizen application and a laptop.

First you will have to install the Mobizen application on your phone and your laptop. If you don’t know how to do it, just follow the link

Once you’ve done this correctly it’s time to do some hardware work. This step is not easy and it needs some creativity. Find the way to fast your selfie stick to the telescope in order to get something like what is shown in picture below. I’ve done this with tape.

The distance from the phone’s camera should be about 2cm from the eye glasses of the telescope. This part is very tricky, but once you’ve done this you can relax. After you’ve successfully finished this step, connect the smartphone with the laptop via mobizen and you are ready to start your journey.

Here is the picture of the moon I’ve captured this summer night.

The moon on a summer night

The moon on a summer night

If you have any other idea how to do this, please feel free to comment. Have a nice journey!

Article written by Igor Bjelosevic, Scientix Deputy Ambassador

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