About this product
If you have a telescope and a smartphone, you can be an astrophotographer! All you need additionally is our SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount. It's an adjustable steel bracket that holds almost any smartphone directly over a telescope's eyepiece, allowing high-power daytime and celestial photography.
Our improved SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount has been specially designed by Orion to accommodate the latest smartphones, and even many "phablet" combination phone/tablet devices, so you can securely attach your big camera-equipped device to a telescope and capture stable, highly magnified photos of the night sky. The SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Photo Mount's adjustable design is compatible with any smartphone up to 87mm (3.4") wide, and of any length. That includes all iPhone models and the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and 3! Now anyone with a camera-equipped smartphone and a telescope can take sharp, steady through-the-telescope photos of the Moon, bright planets like Jupiter and Saturn, and more without having to hassle with shaky hands or blurry images. In addition to telescopes, the SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount can easily be attached to many binoculars, monoculars, and spotting scopes for daytime terrestrial close-ups.
If you've ever tried snapping a picture by holding a smartphone over a telescope's eyepiece by hand, you know how frustrating it can be to get just the right alignment while holding the phone steady enough to snap a great shot. Most hand-held attempts end up being disappointingly blurry and poorly framed. SteadyPix to the rescue! The SteadyPix Photo Mount's sturdy, powder-coated steel bracket holds the smartphone securely and squarely right up to the eyepiece of a telescope and allows easy alignment of the camera lens at the exact position needed to achieve steady, well focused, and perfectly framed images shot after shot. With the SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount, it's easy to take perfectly framed, sharply focused, amazing smartphone photos of lunar crater beds on the Moon, Saturn and its rings, Jupiter's cloud bands, eclipses, and more - time after time. And since you'll have taken the photo with your smartphone, it's easy to share your results with family and friends.
In addition to astrophotography applications, this versatile bracket is also great for showing others the view through your telescope, without having them peer into the eyepiece. Turn your phone into a crowd-pleasing mini display monitor for your telescope with the SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount to enjoy the live view as seen through your telescope on your smartphone's screen. It's a great way to enjoy views of the cosmos together!
Protective foam padding on all contact surfaces to keep your smartphone scratch-free. The felt-lined eyepiece clamp works with most standard 1.25" eyepieces with housing diameters up to 38mm (1.5"). Large, easy-grip adjustment knobs make it easy to position your device's camera over the eyepiece lens with welcome precision.
With an affordable price that's even lower than its predecessor, and a more lightweight (just 5.6 oz.), compact design than similar adapters on the market, the new SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount makes it easy to explore the rewarding hobby of astrophotography.
Get yours today and start taking celestial snapshots!
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