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Telescopes Family Portrait;
Waxing Gibbous Moon

Posted: 29 January 2018

Sunday morning, 28 January 2018, I set up all my telescopes at the observatory for this family portrait:

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Open: Sunday, 28 January 2018, 1731 MST
Temperature: 77°F
Session: 1192
Conditions: Clear

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

D7200 DSLR

1737 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 102X.

Mounted the D7200 DSLR at prime focus + focal reducer. Wanted to photograph the Moon in the bright blue sky before sunset.

This is a 1/1000sec, ISO 200, White Balance Auto, photo:


Even with the focal reducer, the near perigee Moon barely fit in the camera field-of-view using the 12" telescope.

1752 MST: sunset.

Did some lunar observing, 102X. Seeing was not good. Strong breezes began.

1828 MST: viewed the planet Uranus, 102X and 271X. I had planned to image Uranus but seeing was too bad.

1834 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Sunday, 28 January 2018, 1842 MST
Temperature: 62°F
Session Length: 1h 11m
Conditions: Clear, breezy

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