Astronomy Edition Mobile Phone


Turn your mobile phone into Astronomy Edition. Sounds strange right !

OK, what I had in mind before coming up with this idea is that I needed a red flash light.

Why do I need a red flashlight?

Because astronomers use very dim, red colored flashlights as to allow for their eyesight to remain as adopted to night-time vision as possible

I own so many kind of red flash lights, but the problem is that I always had to buy new batteries before going for astronomical activity at the dark skies.

But not anymore with this new Astronomy Edition Mobile Phone (AEMP™).

All what I needed are the following:

  1. Mobile phone Model Nokia 1202
  2. Red marker pen – Permanent type
  3. Mobile phone tool set

Ok, lets start:

Nokia 1202 and a Red marker pen 

Nokia 1202 and a Red marker pen


tool set

Use the tools to open the Phone



Start painting all the applicable areas;

Screen, keyboards, keypads, & flashlight


Inside and Outside for best output performance

The flashlight area on top of the phone

Done>>> looks ugly & cheap at day light but smart & professional @ night

Looks I have to reapply on the screen,

Red flashlight works very well

PinGO, Done

Yup, that it.

Now I can use my mobile in a different way ^_^

The reason Why I chose this model ( Nokia 1202) is because;

  • Its very cheap – around 10 to 15 pounds
  • Has a Monochrome screen, therefore less power consumption
  • Very lightweight & very easy to handle
  • Has a Flashlight
  • Very dim, red colored light > perfect for reading star charts,
  • Light can be turned on for the whole night with the same light power output.
  • No one will steal it… Its cheap and ugly
  • No headache if you lose it.. Just buy another one ^_^

Please share your thoughts. If you’re looking for ordinary Red flashlights, please visit AstrOceanOmy Store.

2 responses to “Astronomy Edition Mobile Phone

  1. 😉 Still smiling at that last part…”No one will steal it… Its cheap and ugly” !! Poor mobile!! and ” No headache if you lose it.. Just buy another one ^_^” How very unfriendly of you to discard your poor hardworking mobile so flippantly! lol 😉

    It’s certainly an enterprising and innovative idea that would offer a cheap and easy(ish!) alternative to the red flash-lights. Mine are usually red only when I find red film to stick over them! Not very productive as it always falls off in the cold night temperatures leaving bright white light. Is it safe “painting” the inside of a mobile though?! I thought we warned not to do that in the manuals?! 🙂 Or is that the real reason why we are to purchase a cheap and ugly mobile!! 😉 Hadn’t thought of the power consumption being less with a mono screen – good point and I love the idea of using my mobile to read the star maps 🙂 I shall have to give this a go…very handy idea 🙂

    Red Shifty Skies! 🙂

    • Thanks Europa for your interest in my new poor AEMP™ product 🙂
      Yeah it is totally safe to modify the product only if you know what you’re doing.
      As for me, I’m an I don’t really read the manuals/instructions,
      Instead i write & create the manuals 🙂

      Europa, before you give this a try, please read this:
      – Remove the battery before start
      -Use non conductive marker ink
      -Let the ink dry before assembling the components back
      – … etc 🙂

      Clear skies

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