|Finally captured Mercury, below and to the right of Venus, just after sunset with 150mm (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
Ok, on that good news, we flew from LAX to Lisbon and did not take any astrophotography equipment other than the standard IPhone and the 20x telephoto lens accessory (see the March 23 post) that just clamps onto the IPhone. So my first attempt, just resting the teeny, weeny tripod and telephoto lens on the hotel room window ledge, is shown below. I could see that Jupiter was up and I wondered if I could see any of the moons using the teeny weeny telephoto lens? Well, I should have known better, but whenever I pushed the camera shutter button, the tripod/IPhone assembly just sort of vibrated around and all I got of Jupiter is the following image. Ummm, it is not so good! I need a remote camera shutter release or something.
|First attempt at capturing Jupiter with IPhone telephoto accessory (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
|First attempt to capture bright moon with IPhone telephoto accessory (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
|Getting some history and culture at the Fado Museum in Portugal|
|Busy street traffic in Lisboa (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
So, here we are, all jammed in the Tuk-tuk, having fun and on the way back to our hotel.
|OC Astronomers having fun in Tuk-tuk in Lisboa (Source: Palmia Observatory)|
|Sunrise on the Douro River from our river cruise ship, Torgil (Source: Palmia Observatory|