Best for using your smartphone to capture images of the night sky
Ever tried to take a photo of the moon or the planets by holding up your phone camera to a telescope eyepiece? If so, you know how hard it is to hold the camera steady enough to get a good picture. Smartphone camera adapters hold your phone steady by attaching directly to your telescope's eyepiece. Then, you can center your smartphone's camera over the eyepiece and take that shot of the moon's craters you've always wanted to get. Some of the best smartphone adapters allow you to move the adapter in 3 axes: left & right (X), up & down (Y), and in & out (Z). We recommend getting one of these types of smartphone adapters as they'll be able to hold your phone rock steady.
Best for controlling your telescope wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet
Smart Telescope Control Units come in many forms and have a wide variety of capabilities. They can be as simple as a wi-fi dongle to allow your phone to point your computerized telescope for you, or as complex as a miniature computer that can control your entire suite of astrophotography equipment. More advanced smart telescope control units available can control all components of your astrophotography rig, including the telescope, mount, camera, guiding, dew heater, focuser, and more. With these types of controllers, you can control your telescope from inside the comfort of your home while it captures images of the night sky. No matter which one you choose, it will be sure to streamline your observing or imaging experience.