AstroClip brings your iPhone and telescope together
by Mark R
My wife has an application on her Android phone that allows her to identify star constellations, but this AstroClip iPhone Accessory is taking star gazing on the mobile to a whole new level.
The AstroClip is a camera enhancement that allows the user to attach their iPhone to their telescope with 3 adjustable screws. This gives the user the opportunity to take a picture of the new comet that he or she has discovered.
I suppose that you will have to decide who is the best person to send the picture to if you find that asteroid that will destroy the world like in Armageddon or Deep Impact. I wonder if Hollywood will do this plot yet again, and whether this device will make a cameo appearance.
I’m sure that this device is a must for the telescoping crowd, and I always wondered who finds looking at telescopes interesting. I clearly need to be more intelligent or disciplined to understand the astronomy crowd.
Once again, this is one of those Kickstarter projects, which means that it requires some money to be given to the developers before you can get one for yourself. In this case, the developers are looking for $15,000, and you can get one for a donation of about $25.