it’s held in Japan and they rent you a Pixel to photograph the stars

Google offers advanced astrophotography with its Pixel phones, which is why it’s going to rent out its phones in Japan during an exclusive “Night Tour” event.

“Night Tour” event poster presented by Google Pixel in Japan

Almost since the dawn of time with its family of Pixel mobiles made by Google, the Mountain View giant has always boasted astrophotography modes and the ability of their smartphones to observe the night sky without having to buy expensive accessories or additional equipment.

Perhaps for this reason, as our friends at 9to5Google told us, the search engine company wanted to sponsor a “Night Tour” event in Japan with SoftBank, through which, with the purchase of your ticket, they will rent you a Pixel mobile to see stars and do astrophotography from an emblematic location in the land of the rising sun.

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As iconic and important as Achi Village in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, this site 1,400 meters above sea level, which requires a gondola ride of about 15 minutes to reach, is considered “the best place in all of Japan to observe “. the stars. »

The ‘Night Tour’ event presented by Google and SoftBank is organized to celebrate the start of the observing season, from December 24, 2022 to March 26, 2023, including access to this privileged location and special packages for the first 100 to book your experience , which will include renting a Pixel mobile, a tripod and winter clothes to spend a few hours photographing the starry sky.

Promotional images from the ‘Night Tour Presented by Google Pixel’ event

Tickets average around $15 with different time periods available, and while Google hasn’t explained how users will be able to recover photos from used leased Pixel phones, it’s likely that some sort of Google Drive solution will be available. them online. and always have them available.

The idea is good, especially to promote the Pixels’ Night Sight feature, although of course it’s limited to Japan with no announcement for other Starlite certified locations in more countries… Hopefully they bring the idea to our markets!

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