iPhone Waxing Gibbous Moon; Short Session
Posted: 2 November 2017
Monday morning, 30 October 2017, clouds began appearing about sunrise. Mid-day the winds came. Had planned to image a transit of the Sun by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Monday afternoon but the clouds and wind prevented it. That evening had some surprise lighning to the west:
This bolt started a small brush fire several miles to the west of Oracle. Got a total of 0.05" rain overnight.
Tuesday, 31 October, the sky was still cloudy. The sky cleared on Wednesday, 1 November.
Open: Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 1807 MST
Conditions: Mostly clear
1813 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed Saturn and three of its moons, 102X.
Then viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 102X and 49X.
Using the Vortex 12x50 binoculars I viewed the Moon, the Double Cluster, Saturn, and the Andromeda Galaxy. Even with the bright moonlight, the views were nice.
1845 MST: last look at the Moon, 102X.
Then began closing up due to a very early commitment the next morning.
1847 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 1854 MST
Session Length: 0h 47m|
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