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iPhone 8 Plus Astrophotography: Waning Gibbous Moon

Posted: 6 November 2017

Cloudy skies returned on Friday, 3 November 2017. I had planned to image the precisely 100% Full Moon that night but overcast skies prevented that. Cloudy skies continued until Sunday evening, 5 November.

Open: Sunday, 5 November 2017, 2145 MST
Temperature: 61°F
Session: 1163
Conditions: Clear

Equipment Used:
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece

iPhone 8 Plus

2150 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the waning gibbous Moon, 102X. Switched to the 2" 30mm eyepiece and viewed the Moon, 81X.

Mounted the iPhone 8 Plus on the 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk Smartphone Adapter. Did some afocal 81X imaging of the Moon using the iOS app NightCap Camera. The Lightning connector Earbuds volume controls were used as a remote shutter release.

This photo is an ISO 20, 1/3200sec, exposure:


2202 MST: Wi-Fi ON. Did tests of a soon-to-be-released significant update of the iOS app ScopeBoss. Reported the results to the app developer. 2216 MST: Wi-Fi OFF.

2221 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Sunday, 5 November 2017, 2225 MST
Temperature: 59°F
Session Length: 0h 44m
Conditions: Clear

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