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Moon and Venus

Posted: 29 January 2020

Open: Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 1806 MST
Temperature: 69°F
Session: 1430
Conditions: Clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece

iPhone 11 Pro Max

1808 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the gibbous planet Venus, 102X.

Viewed the crescent Moon, 102X and 81X. Nice Earthshine.

1838 MST: took this iPhone 11 Pro Max photo of the Moon and Venus using the Camera app (2X telephoto lens).


Handheld the iPhone 11 Pro Max over the 2" 30mm eyepiece for these afocal 81X photos using the NightCap Camera app.

ISO 32, 1/180sec, 1X lens

ISO 3200, 1/8sec, 1X lens

1855 MST: this handheld D850 DSLR photo shows the Moon with Earthine and the planet Venus (f/6.3, 1/10sec, ISO 5000, FL 195mm).


1859 MST: last look at the Moon, 102X.

1901 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 1909 MST
Temperature: 54°F
Session Length: 1h 03m
Conditions: Clear

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