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Sunspot AR2715;
Short Session of iPhone Moon, Jupiter Astrophotography

Posted: 23 June 2018

Friday morning, 22 June 2018, 0948 MST, I took this handheld photograph (cropped) of the Sun using the D850 DSLR with Tamron 150-600mm lens and Thousands Oaks Optical solar filter (f/6.3, 1/1250sec, ISO 800, FL 600mm) showing sunspot AR2715 at the center and AR2713 at the right:


Open: Friday, 22 June 2018, 1855 MST
Temperature: 87°F
Session: 1256
Conditions: Clear

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

iPhone 8 Plus

1902 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed Venus, 102X.

Then viewed the Moon, 102X and 271X.

The lunar craters Copernicus and Clavius were nice views, 271X.

Stepped outside of the observatory for this iPhone 8 Plus panoramic photo with the Moon at the upper right:

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1938 MST: sunset.

Took this handheld iPhone afocal 102X photo of the Moon using the iOS Camera app:


Then took these handheld iPhone afocal 271X photos of the Moon using the iOS Camera app:

Mare Imbrium, Craters Plato and Copernicus

Craters Tycho and Clavius

1949 MST: viewed Jupiter, 102X and 271X. Three moons and the Great Red Spot were visible. This is a single frame handheld iPhone afocal 271X photo of Jupiter, the Great Spot, and the moon Europa taken with the iOS app NightCap Camera (ISO 40, 1/90sec):


2000 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Friday, 22 June 2018, 2012 MST
Temperature: 84°F
Session Length: 1h 17m
Conditions: Clear

This was a short session as I needed to be awake and alert for a live radio show interview in the morning! I will post a link to the recorded show when it becomes available.

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