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More New Telescope tests, Crescent Moon

Posted: 9 February 2019

Clouds arrived several hours ahead of the forecast Friday evening, 8 February 2019. I decided to go out to the observatory anyway to do some more work with the new 102mm refractor.

Open: Friday, 8 February 2019, 1814 MST
Temperature: 70°F
Session: 1331
Conditions: Partly cloudy

Equipment Used:
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
StarPro AZ 102mm

iPhone 8 Plus

I set up the new Meade StarPro AZ 102mm refractor telescope on the observatory patio.

1819 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the crescent Moon, 102X, through thin clouds.

Took this handheld iPhone 8 Plus afocal 102X photo of the Moon.


1826 MST: began using the StarPro refractor for my upcoming review.

1854 MST: finished this evening's tests.

Returned to the 12" telescope and took a last look at the Moon with Earthshine, 102X.

1857 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Friday, 8 February 2019, 1907 MST
Temperature: 57°F
Session Length: 0h 53m
Conditions: Mostly cloudy

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