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
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
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
Session Length: 0h 27m|
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