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iPhone Moon Imaging

Posted: 29 May 2020

Shortly after sunrise on Thursday, 28 May 2020, I went to the observatory to install a replacement Air Conditioner for the three year old one that had stopped cooling.

Open: Thursday, 28 May 2020, 1731 MST
Temperature: 91°F
Session: 1487
Conditions: Clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
2" 14mm 100° eyepiece
2" 5.5mm 100° eyepiece

iPhone 11 Pro Max

I went to the observatory early to participate in the monthly International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) video teleconference with other Dark Sky Advocates. The observatory just seems like an appropriate place to be for these video conference calls.

1740 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

1800-1908 MST: IDA Dark Sky Advocates video conference.

1926 MST: sunset.

Viewed the Moon, 81X.

Took this handheld iPhone 11 Pro Max photo of the Moon, afocal 81X, NightCap Camera (ISO 32, 1X lens).


Did some lunar observing, 174X.

Took these handheld iPhone photos of the Moon, afocal 174X, NightCap Camera (ISO 100, 1X lens).


Then did some lunar observing, 443X.

1946 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Thursday, 28 May 2020, 1956 MST
Temperature: 84°F
Session Length: 2h 25m
Conditions: Mostly clear

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