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iPhone Moon, Venus

Posted: 5 May 2020

Open: Tuesday, 4 May 2020, 1808 MST
Temperature: 95°F
Session: 1469
Conditions: Clear, breezy

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 50mm eyepiece

iPhone 11 Pro Max

1813 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed Venus, 102X. Its crescent phase is getting thinner.

Viewed the Moon, 102X and 49X. Pretty sight of the Moon against a bright blue sky background.

1823 MST: Moon against the blue sky, iPhone 11 Pro Max, afocal 49X, Levenhuk Smartphone Adapter, NightCap Camera (ISO 32, 1/5200sec, 1X lens).


As sunset approached I left the observatory to take this photograph showing the "greening" of the foliage around the observatory.


1911 MST: sunset. Calm now.

1914 MST: Moon, iPhone, afocal 49X, Levenhuk Smartphone Adapter, NightCap Camera (ISO 21, 1/620sec, 2X lens).


Viewed the Moon, 49X. Still a nice sight at this low magnification.

Viewed Venus, 49X. Even at this low magnification the Venus crescent was nice.

1923 MST: Venus, iPhone, afocal 49X, Levenhuk Smartphone Adapter, NightCap Camera (ISO 21, 1/500sec, 2X lens).


1927 MST: viewed Venus, 102X.

1930 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 4 May 2020, 1936 MST
Temperature: 77°F
Session Length: 1h 28m
Conditions: Clear

I have posted my review of the ScopeStuff 1.25" Twist Lock Adapter for ETX Telescopes.

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