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Special Visitor Night of Observing

Posted: 22 September 2021

Open: Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 1814 MST
Temperature: 77°F
Session: 1670
Conditions: Clear

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

iPhone 11 Pro Max

1823 MST: sunset.

1825 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

My visiting niece Linda and I viewed Mercury, 102X and 443X. We then viewed Venus, 443X.

Next, we viewed Saturn and its moon Titan, 443X. That was followed by a view of Jupiter and 2 moons, 443X.

1930 MST: dome OFF (onto the PZT).

We then observed some Deep Sky Objects (DSOs), 102X:

M22 (globular cluster)
Albireo (double star)
M57 (Ring Nebula, planetary nebula)
M13 (Great Globular Cluster in Hercules)

Here is an iPhone photo of Linda relaxing and viewing the night sky from the observatory patio bench.


1952 MST: dome ON.

1955 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 2015 MST
Temperature: 74°F
Session Length: 2h 01m
Conditions: Clear

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