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Short Session; Moon and Mars Conjunction

Posted: 16 November 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, was cloudy and windy. Thursday, 15 November, was clear but still windy during the day. As sunset approached the wind died down, but clouds appeared in the west.

Open: Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2126 MST
Temperature: 54°F
Session: 1304
Conditions: Partly cloudy, breezy

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

iPhone 8 Plus

2130 MST: LX600 OFF, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the planet Mars, then the Moon, 102X. Both were viewed through thin clouds.

Took this handheld afocal 102X photo of the Moon with the iPhone 8 Plus using the Camera app:


Mars was near the Moon, as seen in this D850 DSLR photo (f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, FL 300mm):

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Clouds were now in most of the sky. Decided to close.

2140 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2150 MST
Temperature: 54°F
Session Length: 0h 24m
Conditions: Mostly cloudy, breezy

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