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iPhone Moon Imaging

Posted: 4 January 2020

Open: Friday, 3 January 2020, 1813 MST
Temperature: 54°F
Session: 1419
Conditions: Mostly clear, breezy

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 9mm 100° eyepiece
2" 2X Powermate

iPhone 11 Pro Max

1818 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X.

Took this handheld afocal 102X photo of the Moon with the iPhone 11 Pro Max using the app NightCap Camera (ISO 32, 1/500sec, 1X lens).


Did some lunar observing using an Explore Scientific 2" 9mm 100° eyepiece and a Tele Vue 2" 2X Powermate. Took a tour along the terminator. Some very nice views at this high magnification (542X).

Mounted the iPhone on the 9mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk Smartphone Adapter. Took these photos using NightCap Camera.

Crater Plato shadows (ISO 400, 1/60sec, 1X lens)

Straight Wall (ISO 400, 1/120sec, 1X lens)

1852 MST: clouds were increasing.

1853 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Friday, 3 January 2020, 1901 MST
Temperature: 49°F
Session Length: 0h 48m
Conditions: Partly cloudy

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