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D850 DSLR: Planets, Moon

Posted: 29 October 2020

Open: Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 1814 MST
Temperature: 63°F
Session: 1547
Conditions: Clear

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


Using 12x50 binoculars I viewed the planets Saturn and Jupiter. They still were not quite in the same 4.6° field-of-view. Then viewed Mars, followed by the Moon, 12x50 binoculars.

Took these uncropped photos using the D850 DSLR.

Saturn and Jupiter (f/11, 1/250sec, ISO 1600, FL 300mm)

Mars and the Moon (f/11, 1/250sec, ISO 400, FL 170mm)

The Moon (f/11, 1/320sec, ISO 200, FL 300mm)

1835 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed Jupiter and four moons, 102X and 443X. Viewed Saturn and four moons, 443X. Viewed Mars, 443X. Seeing was not very good at all the planets.

Viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 443X and 102X.

Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus + focal reducer. This is the Moon (colors enhanced) at 1/400sec, ISO 100.


Did some more lunar observing, 102X.

1908 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 1914 MST
Temperature: 54°F
Session Length: 1h 00m
Conditions: Clear

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