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iPhone Imaging Venus, Moon

Posted: 6 January 2020

Open: Sunday, 5 January 2020, 1759 MST
Temperature: 69°F
Session: 1420
Conditions: Clear

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

iPhone 11 Pro Max

1805 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the planet Venus, 102X and 271X. A nice gibbous phase was visible.

I handheld the iPhone 11 Pro Max over the 9mm eyepiece for this afocal 271X image taken with NightCap Camera (ISO 640, 1/2000sec, 2X telephoto lens). The gibbous phase shows very clearly.


I slewed the 12" telescope to the waxing gibbous Moon. Its phase was very similar to that shown by Venus this night. Grabbed this handheld iPhone 11 Pro Max photo, afocal 102X, NightCap Camera (ISO 32, 1/1000sec, 1X lens).


I then did some lunar observing, 271X. Several nice sights.

Took these handheld afocal 271X photos with the iPhone and NightCap Camera.

Crater Copernicus (ISO 32, 1/250sec, 1X lens)

Craters Tycho and Clavius (ISO 32, 1/120sec, 1X lens)

Did some more lunar observing, 271X.

1852 MST: last look at the Moon, 102X. LX600 OFF.

Close: Sunday, 5 January 2020, 1859 MST
Temperature: 58°F
Session Length: 1h 00m
Conditions: Clear

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