If you happen to have an older telescope (or even a scope or binoculars) one accessory that is missing and might bring a huge satisfaction to have in your stargazing arsenal is a good smartphone adapter. If however you do not yet own a telescope and are just starting out it’s good to know that you might not need to purchase a smartphone adapter separately as telescopes such as the Gskyer 70mm (follow link to see) or the ever so popular beginner telescope Celestron 70 DX (follow link to see) actually have such an adapter already included in the box. And one with bluetooth capabilities I might add. Which if bought separately would represents a good fractions of the total cost of the telescopes. So a great deal there if you’re just getting started. But that’s just for beginner telescopes. If you’re really serious about your adapter than buying a superior and sturdier one is a must for you. Below to cover some of the best options on the market from the very best money can buy to more budget friendly options and see what some of the pro and cons are to each.
Celestron NexYZ DX 3-Axis Smartphone Adapter
Our best pick for a smartphone adapter is the Celestron NexYZ DX which works with your telescopes, spotting scope, binocular, monocular and even microscopes whether they are Celestron products or not.
- Fits any eyepiece from 35mm to 60mm in diameter
- Easy set-up and easy adjustment
- Robust and sturdy (can withstand any conditions)
- Easy switch system so everyone can switch their phone to capture images
- Bluetooth Connectivity (with the bluetooth option)
There is a version with a Bluetooth adapter which required one battery which is included. Bluetooth version is slightly more expensive but I believe it’s worth it. It’s with the extension DX. There is also a NexYZ without bluetooth at a slightly lower price but in my honest opinion it is not worth saving on it.Click Here to Check Best Price on Amazon Click Here to Check the Bluetooth Version Best Price on Amazon
Vankey telescope smartphone adapter
A great smartphone to telescope adapter for the amateur astronomer that might be the perfect fit for you are looking for something that is budget friendly.
- Easy Set-up
- 90-day Money-Back Guarantee
- Fantastic Price
Range of eye piece: 28-47mm / 1.1-1.85 inch – however the smaller TMP09 (22-24mm) and larger Bluesky V1-L (28-62mm) models are available, again at great prices
Gosky Telescope Smartphone Adapter
The telescope smartphone adapter from Gosky is another very good option when it comes to value.
- Easy to Use
- Fantastic Price
- Eyepiece fit range 28mm-47mm – however there also is the Big Type model which fits eyepieces from 32mm to 62mm
Celestron NexGO DX smartphone adapter
The Celestron NexGo DX is a 2-axis smartphone to telescope adapter and is a more budget friendly alternative to the Celestron NexYZ DX adapter.
- Great Price for an Original Celestron Adapter
- Durable and long lasting
- Very easy set-up
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Eyepiece fit range between 24.mm to 44.45mm including telescope with 1.25″ eyepieces
All smartphone to telescope adapters from Celestron that have the DX extension also have bluetooth connectivity and this one is no different. But is this kit you also get a density moon filter. There is also . Or you can go with just the adapter .Click Here to Check Best Price on Amazon
The Orion 05306 SteadyPix Pro Universal Camera/Smartphone Mount
The Orion Steady Pix pro is another great option as a telescope to smartphone adapter because it’s universal, so you don’t have to worry about fitting either your current or future telescope.Click Here to Check Best Price on Amazon