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Short Session, iPhone Moon

Posted: 29 November 2020

Open: Saturday, 28 November 2020, 1725 MST
Temperature: 66°F
Session: 1562
Conditions: Clear

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

iPhone 11 Pro Max

1733 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

The telescope Declination axis had slipped by several degrees during my daytime solar observing session, so after doing a GOTO to Jupiter I manually moved the telescope in Declination to center the planet. Once that was done I viewed Jupiter with the four Galilean moons visible against the bright twilight sky, 102X. I then viewed Saturn, 102X. None of its moons were visible in the bright sky.

Next, I SYNCed on the star Markab to correct for the DEC axis slippage.

I then SYNCed the observatory clock to WWV time signals.

1747 MST: viewed Mars, 102X.

The Moon had risen high enough over the hill to the east by now so I viewed it, 102X.

I handheld the iPhone 11 Pro Max over the eyepiece for this afocal 102X photo taken with NightCap Camera (ISO 32, 1/710sec, 1X lens).


1759 MST: last look at the Moon, 102X.

1800 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Saturday, 28 November 2020, 1807 MST
Temperature: 58°F
Session Length: 0h 42m
Conditions: Clear

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