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More iPhone Moon Astrophotography

Posted: 24 April 2021

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, the sky was clear but very dusty from strong winds with another Red Flag Warning. Our wildlife camera saw this neighbor getting a drink of water.


Thursday, 22 April, was cloudy and windy. The sky cleared late afternoon but strong wind remained. Friday, 23 April, was mostly clear with less wind.

Open: Friday, 23 April 2021, 1825 MST
Temperature: 82°F
Session: 1627
Conditions: Mostly clear, breezy

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

iPhone 11 Pro Max

1831 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 102X.

1837 MST: relaxed on the observatory patio bench.

1839 MST: while I was outside of the observatory I took this iPhone photograph of the Moon high in the sky. The observatory dome is at the right. Taken with the iOS Camera app (2X telephoto lens).


1900 MST: back inside the observatory.

1901 MST: sunset. Calm now.

Viewed the Moon, 102X. It was pretty against the dark blue sky.

Took this handheld afocal 102X photo of the Moon using the iPhone 11 Pro Max, NightCap Camera app (ISO 32, 1/500sec, 1X lens).


Viewed the Moon, 443X. Very nice views along the terminator. The shadows across the floor of the crater Schickard were cool. Took this handheld iPhone afocal 443X photo of Schickard using NightCap Camera (ISO 320, 1/120sec, 1X lens).


1920 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Friday, 23 April 2021, 1931 MST
Temperature: 67°F
Session Length: 1h 06m
Conditions: Clear

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