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Full Moon

Posted: 23 December 2018

Cloudy skies returned on Friday, 21 December 2018. Saturday, 22 December, dawned clear but was mostly cloudy by mid-afternoon. However, the sky cleared after sunset.

Open: Saturday, 22 December 2018, 1900 MST
Temperature: 61°F
Session: 1318
Conditions: Clear

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


1905 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X. A slight terminator was visible as the Moon had been 100% Full just a few hours prior to observing it.

Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus + focal reducer.

This is a 1/400sec, ISO 100, White Balance Auto, exposure shows how the Moon appeared to the eye through the telescope:

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This 1/500sec, ISO 100, White Balance Auto, exposure has had the saturation dramatically increased to show the colors on the Moon:


1920 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Saturday, 22 December 2018, 1927 MST
Temperature: 59°F
Session Length: 0h 27m
Conditions: Clear

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