This picture of Saturn was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S10

May 1, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This picture of Saturn was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S10

May 1, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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The sky above us hides so much beauty we can’t see with the naked eye. But even a consumer telescope reveals a whole new perspective. Josh Rabener recently got one, and he managed to capture Saturn and its recognizable rings. What’s particularly interesting is that he did it with his smartphone.

Josh got a telescope three months ago and started observing the skies. On 23 April, he captured this photo of Saturn:

Josh tells DIYP that the sky in his area is Class 6 on the Bortle scale. In other words, that’s fairly bright suburban skies. He took the photo about 15 minutes before sunrise, which is why the sky appears blue. It makes the image even more interesting, because at the first sight it looks like a huge blue planet with Saturn in front of it. But when you look closer, you realize that the blue part is the sky, and the black circle frame is from the telescope.

The telescope Josh uses is Zhumell Z8 8″ Dobsonian, with a 9mm Plössl eyepiece that came with it. As for the camera, it’s a Samsung Galaxy S10 with standard camera settings. It took him a few attempts to line up the phone camera and the eye piece, and that’s pretty much it!

“I wanted a picture that provides a realistic view than what is shown in books and magazines,” Josh tells DIYP. “I want to captivate the pure beauty of looking in a telescope eyepiece.” As far as I’m concerned, this is exactly what he achieved. I can only imagine the excitement of seeing other planets through a telescope, and I think Josh managed to capture it in his image. I’m sure he’ll observe and capture plenty more epic photos in the weeks to come.

You can find Josh on Reddit, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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12 responses to “This picture of Saturn was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S10”

  1. pandacongolais Avatar
    pandacongolais

    Please correct the title : “… with a telescope and a Samsung GS10”. Thank you.

  2. Patric Franksson Avatar
    Patric Franksson

    *through a telescope …

    1. Ruud Brouwer Avatar
      Ruud Brouwer

      Patric Franksson this guy went 200km in 2 hours by foot!

      … While inside a train…

  3. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    This article disappointed me greatly.

  4. Brendon Auld Avatar
    Brendon Auld

    Bull-shit??

  5. Bryan Simpson Avatar
    Bryan Simpson

    Not sure if this was supposed to be some sort of endorsement for that phone, but you can get this shot with any phone through even a small telescope.

  6. Paul Iştoan Avatar
    Paul Iştoan

    Click-bate. Seems like every time you post an article it’s actually just click-bate.

  7. Tan Chek Chow Avatar
    Tan Chek Chow

    Yupe! Nails it!

  8. Michael Dornieden Avatar
    Michael Dornieden

    Same with Pluto!

  9. Michele M. Ferrario Avatar
    Michele M. Ferrario

    Spoiler: with a telescope.

  10. Čop Robert Avatar
    Čop Robert

    wet dreams

  11. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    Um, you can do the same thing with a Fisher Price toy camera and “A TELESCOPE”. Really Josh, you missed it by that much.