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Short Session; iPhone Waxing Gibbous Moon

Posted: 20 October 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018, was mostly clear but as I had a very early morning commitment on Friday, I did not open the observatory that night.

Open: Friday, 19 October 2018, 1804 MST
Temperature: 78°F
Session: 1292
Conditions: Mostly clear, breezy

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

iPhone 8 Plus

1810 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed Jupiter and three moons, very low in the southwestern sky, 102X.

Viewed Saturn, 102X.

Viewed Mars, 102X. Seeing was very bad with all the planets.

Viewed the Moon, 102X. It was pretty but seeing not very good.

SYNCed on the star Altair and then returned to the Moon.

Took this handheld iPhone 8 Plus afocal 102X photo of the Moon using the iOS app NightCap Camera (ISO 22, 1/710sec):


Decided to close up due to the bright Moon and the very poor seeing.

1831 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Friday, 19 October 2018, 1839 MST
Temperature: 71°F
Session Length: 0h 35m
Conditions: Mostly clear, breezy

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