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Straight Wall, Mt Apenninus,
1st Quarter Moon on Dome

Posted: 8 November 2016

Open: Monday, 7 November 2016, 1807 MST
Temperature: 79°F
Session: 1037
Conditions: Clear

Equipment Used:
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
Wireless AutoStar II handset
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
1.25" 9mm eyepiece

iPhone 6s Plus
D7200 DSLR

1812 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

1815 MST: viewed Saturn and its moon Titan, very low in the sky, 102X. Not a good view.

Next, viewed Venus, 102X. Still a slight gibbous phase.

Last planet viewed was Mars, 102X. No details seen on the small disk.

1823 MST: viewed the 1st Quarter Moon, 81X.

Mounted the iPhone 6s Plus on the 2" 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter for this afocal 81X photo:


Then mounted the iPhone on a 1.25" 9mm eyepiece for these afocal 271X photos:

Straight Wall

Montes Apenninus

1853 MST: then set up the D7200 DSLR on a tripod to photograph the 1st Quarter Moon on the SkyShed POD dome. This is f/3.5, 30 seconds, ISO 1000, FL 18mm:

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The constellation of Perseus is clearly seen in the upper right of the above photo.

I also took this f/5, 30 seconds, ISO 2000, Fl 8mm fisheye lens photo:

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In this photo you can see the constellation of Cassiopeia directly over Cassiopeia observatory, Perseus, and the Pleiades.

1922 MST: ended photography. 1929 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Monday, 7 November 2016, 1940 MST
Temperature: 66°F
Session Length: 1h 33m
Conditions: Clear

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