Amazing! Nokia N8 Astrophotography – modified N8 looks out to the stars.

| January 17, 2012 | 22 Replies

From one star looking out to another.

Check this out, Michael’s Nokia N8 has been modified for Astrophotography. the innards are taken out so it can take pictures of the stars!

Michael says he was drawn to the N8 because of the size of its sensor. It’s fairly large (and larger than many dedicated digital cameras at the time of launch and still to this day). He notes that for a camera phone, ‘it’s really big!’ and so very sensitive to light.

Great for planetary work apparently, and major plus due to the HDMI out. A wish though is that the N8 would have a long exposure mode.

More info here: 


This is the moon. Shot a few days ago.


He says he’s interested in trying out microscopes too. I think you might remember some older work by some early generation Nseries as Microscopes.

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Cheers AmmAR for the tip!



Category: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian

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