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Moonlit Observatory, Lunar Straight Wall

Posted: 29 September 2017

Thursday morning, 28 September 2017, I was on the house roof. Love the view from up there! The observatory dome is below center.

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Open: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 2050 MST
Temperature: 69°F
Session: 1146
Conditions: Mostly clear

Equipment Used:
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 9mm 100° eyepiece

D7200 DSLR

After opening the observatory dome I set up to photograph the moonlit observatory using the D7200 DSLR camera.

This is an f/8, 30 seconds, ISO 1600, FL 22mm photo. The handle of the Big Dipper and the double star Mizar in the handle are visible just above the tree to the left of the dome.


2116 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X.

This is a handheld iPhone 6s Plus afocal 102X photo of the Moon using the Camera app:


I then did some lunar observing, 271X. The lunar south pole region and the Straight Wall provided good views this night so I did these handheld iPhone afocal 271X photos using the iOS app NightCap Camera:

South Pole Region

Straight Wall

2136 MST: final look at the Moon, 102X.

2137 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 2145 MST
Temperature: 68°F
Session Length: 0h 55m
Conditions: Mostly clear

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