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Visitors, Venus, Moon

Posted: 6 May 2020

Open: Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1807 MST
Temperature: 98°F
Session: 1470
Conditions: Clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 9mm 100° eyepiece
2" 50mm eyepiece

iPhone 11 Pro Max

SYNCed observatory clock to WWV time signals.

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

Viewed the planet Venus, 102X and 271X.

Attached the iPhone 11 Pro Max to the 2" 9mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter.

Venus, iPhone, afocal 271X, NightCap Camera (ISO 32, 1/7700sec, 1X lens).


Some Cowbirds came to visit.


And a stickbug also came to visit the observatory.


1908 MST: the rising nearly Full Moon (just above the trees) and the 12" LX600 telescope pointed at the Moon. Taken with the iPhone using the 0.5X lens.


1911 MST: sunset.

Viewed the Moon, 49X.

Attached the iPhone on the 2" 50mm eyepiece and took this afocal 49X image, NightCap Camera (ISO 21, 1/200sec, 2X lens).


Did some lunar observing, 271X.

The crater Tycho, iPhone, afocal 271X, NightCap Camera (ISO 32, 1/1250sec, 1X lens).


Viewed the Moon, 102X.

1934 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1942 MST
Temperature: 81°F
Session Length: 1h 35m
Conditions: Clear

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