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Podcaster: Rob Sparks

Title: Cellphone Astrophotography

Organization: NOIRLab (NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory)

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.lsst.org/ ;https://nationalastro.org/

Description:  Cellphone cameras have been getting progressively better over the years. Cellphones are now to the point where they can produce pleasing astronomical images. This podcast describes how to use your cellphone to capture pleasing wide field images of the sky and how to attach your cellphone to a pair of binoculars or a telescope to capture fainter objects.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.

Dr. Emma Beasor is currently a Hubble Fellow at NSF’s OIR Lab.

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