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Moon Observing and Imaging

Posted: 22 May 2021

A cloudy sky and wind returned early afternoon on Thursday, 13 May 2021. Cloudy skies or strong winds or both continued until Friday evening, 21 May.

Open: Friday, 21 May 2021, 1921 MST
Temperature: 79°F
Session: 1637
Conditions: Mostly clear

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


1925 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed Venus, through tree branches, 102X. A nearly full phase was visible. Then viewed Mercury, 102X. A nice crescent phase was visible.

Viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 102X.

Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus. The Moon just barely fit in the camera field-of-view.

The Moon, 1/250sec, ISO 200.


Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus + 2X Powermate and took these photos.


Did some lunar observing, 203X (24mm eyepiece + 2X Powermate). Lots of very nice views.

2007 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Friday, 21 May 2021, 2016 MST
Temperature: 69°F
Session Length: 0h 55m
Conditions: Mostly clear

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