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ZWO ADC imaging tests; Moon imaging

Posted: 14 August 2019

Open: Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 1845 MST
Temperature: 100°F
Session: 1372
Conditions: Clear

Equipment Used:
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
1.25" 15mm eyepiece
2" 2X Powermate
2" 4X Powermate
Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector

iPhone 8 Plus

1856 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

1858 MST: viewed Jupiter, 102X. One moon visible against the bright sky. 1905 MST: Jupiter, 325X. Three moons now visible.

1914 MST: sunset.

1915 MST: Jupiter, 325X. All four Galilean Moons were now visible.

1930 MST: the bright waxing gibbous Moon rising over hill to the southeast.

I started my planet imaging tests with the ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC).

2036 MST: completed my tests. I hope to post my review soon.

Slewed to the Moon and took this photo of the crater Aristarchus and the Vallis Schröten, D850 DSLR at prime focus + 4X Powermate, 1/250sec, ISO 1600:


This D850 photo, prime focus + 4X Powermate, 1/320sec, ISO 1600, shows the crater Tycho and the southern pole region:


Removed the 4X Powermate for this D850 photo of the nearly full Moon, prime focus, 1/400sec, ISO 400:


2101 MST: ended imaging. Viewed the Moon, 102X. Then viewed Saturn and Jupiter, 102X.

2104 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 2116 MST
Temperature: 81°F
Session Length: 2h 31m
Conditions: Clear

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