The newly released iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are making waves around the world, in the best of ways. Both models are among the best mobile devices sold to date. In this opportunity we will know everything about the iPhone 14 Pro and the impressive examples of astrophotography.

The iPhone 14 Pro cameras and Night mode doing astrophotography

The Pro model stands out a bit more thanks to its third camera on the back and an innovative front panel with the fresh interface of Dynamic Islands. In fact, one person shared some images taken in Night mode with the iPhone 14 Pro, and we can safely say that this model is ready to explore the world of astrophotography.

Astrophotography is a fascinating fusion of photography and astronomy that makes possible the capture images of astronomical phenomena. State-of-the-art equipment allows the acquisition of high-quality images with a greater range than human vision. This is achieved through long exposure techniques, the ability to detect radiation that is invisible to the human eye, and the use of specific lenses.

As an example, the iOS operating system incorporates a feature called "Night Mode", which makes it easy to take photos in low light conditions. This feature uses advanced extended exposure algorithms. However, this type of software requires high-performance and compatible hardware to work effectively, such as those found in recent iPhone models.

Specifically, the new iPhone 14 Pro models have significantly improved their cameras, allowing them to venture into the field of astrophotography. This is evident in the images shared by a user with MacRumors, taken with an iPhone 14 Pro.

The iPhone 14 Pro is characterized by having a sophisticated arrangement of three cameras on the back:

  • A 48-megapixel main camera with a 24mm lens, an aperture of ƒ/1,78, optical image stabilization using second-generation sensor shift, a seven-element lens and 100% Focus Pixels.
  • Un 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle with a 13mm lens, an aperture of ƒ/2,2, a 120° field of view, a six-element lens and 100% Focus Pixels.
  • Un 2-megapixel x12 telephoto lens (thanks to the Quad Pixel sensor) with a 48mm lens, an aperture of ƒ/1,78, second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization, a seven-element lens and 100% Focus Pixels.

A sample of the capabilities of this phone is an image captured with a ISO 10,000 setting using the 12-megapixel sensors. Notably Night mode is not available when using all 48 megapixels from the main chamber. Additionally, the image was edited with the application Lightroom on the iPhone itself, thanks to the possibility of capturing in Apple ProRAW format.

Advances in mobile technology have revolutionized the world of astrophotography, making it a more accessible and popular activity. The capabilities of today's devices allow hobbyists to capture the night sky in unprecedented quality.