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Cloud Shortened Handheld iPhone Lunar Imaging

Posted: 23 November 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015, dawned clear but still windy. Clouds began appearing mid-afternoon.

Open: Sunday, 22 November 2015, 2204 MST
Temperature: 56°F
Session: 886
Conditions: Partly cloudy, breezy

2210 MST: viewed the Moon, 83X. Took this handheld iPhone 6s Plus photo with clouds passing in front of the Moon:


Switched to the Baader Zoom 8-24mm eyepiece and did some lunar observing at 250X. Clouds hampered the view at times.

Backed off to 167X for these handheld iPhone 6s Plus photos of the northern and southern polar regions:



2225 MST: went back to the 2" 24mm UWA eyepiece (83X). Clouds increasing. 2232 MST: final look at the Moon, 83X, then began closing up due to the clouds.

Close: Sunday, 22 November 2015, 2241 MST
Temperature: 57°F
Session Length: 0h 37m
Conditions: Partly cloudy, breezy

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