Christmas came early in the Hogart household as I took delivery of my brand new telescope.
I have always had a fascination with space and after 8 months of research and reading up on all things astrological coupled with a fair bit of nagging and the bribe of a Kindle for Mrs H led to my telescope arriving a couple of weeks ago.
Unfortunately, with the telescope came some unwanted clouds, which meant I was unable to get any real good use out of it.
I have managed to see Jupiter and 4 of its moons as well as a little blue dot called Neptune and ... wait for it... Uranus!
Anyway, Tonight I spotted the moon was out so i
I carried the scope outside and tried my hand at taking a few pictures using just my mobile phone.
This is the surprisingly cool result.
I am really pleased with this picture and I can't wait to take some more.
EDIT: for those interested it is a Celestron 130eq and the phone used was a Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S. so now you know.