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2016 May 09: Transit of Mercury
with FoneMate™ Smart Phone Adapter

A smart-phone with a time-lapse app is an excellent tool for imaging slow-moving astronomical events — like a transit in front of the Sun. But you need a way to connect a phone to your Tele Vue eyepiece. That's where FoneMate's™ safe and secure connection comes into play. It never slipped over the duration of the 7-hr 28-min Transit of Mercury. Note that direct observation or imaging of the Sun requires proper filtering on your telescope.



This time-lapse compresses the 7½-hr. transit into 30-seconds. Mercury started edging into the Sun at 7:13 am New York time. Clouds and wind obscured the show from time-to-time and made it hard to see the egress. This video was taken with the FoneMate™ through a TV-85 (white light filtered) with 18.2mm DeLite eyepiece. The 20mm eye-relief and adjustable locking eyeguard of the DeLite series is excellent for use with the FoneMate™.
Richard Sanderson: Transit of Mercury
with FoneMate™ Smart Phone Adapter
Dennis di Cicco: Transit of Mercury
with FoneMate™ Smart Phone Adapter
2015 Dec 07: Daylight Lunar Occultation of Venus
with FoneMate™ Smart Phone Adapter

The crescent Moon, riding low in the sky, was difficult to spot against the high layer of haze in the blue sky. But the FoneMate™ makes it easy to image through compatible Tele Vue eyepieces. Due to the FoneMate's™ firm grip, the smart phone never shifted position, relative to the eyepiece, for the duration of the original 9-minute video.



Venus made "contact" with the lunar limb at about quarter-to-1p.m. This video was taken with the FoneMate™ through a TV-85 with 18.2mm DeLite eyepiece. The 20mm eye-relief and adjustable locking eyeguard of the DeLite series is excellent for use with the FoneMate™.
Jon Betancourt: Daylight Lunar Occultation of Venus
with FoneMate™ Smart Phone Adapter
Al Nagler Images
with FoneMate™ Smart Phone Adapter
All images taken with TV-60 through 9mm or 5mm DeLite at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, FL.
Dan Deutsch Images
with FoneMate™ Smart Phone Adapter
Chris Cook Images
with Radian digital camera adapter
The Moon past Last Q...
The Moon past Last Quarter with 18mm Radian eyepiece
The Moon: A cratered...
The Moon: A cratered sea north of Aristarchus with 13mm Radian eyepiece

Nature Images
with Radian digital camera adapter
Mr. Derry Mount: Fem...
Mr. Derry Mount: Female Grosbeak with 8mm Radian
Mr. Derry Mount: Fem...
Mr. Derry Mount: Female Ruby Throat Hummingbird with 22mm Panoptic
Mr. Mike Peoples: Bl...
Mr. Mike Peoples: Blue Bird with 18mm Radian


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