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iPhone 13 Pro Max Afocal Moon

Posted: 14 November 2021

Open: Saturday, 13 November 2021, 1720 MST
Temperature: 86°F
Session: 1694
Conditions: Clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 50mm eyepiece

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1723 MST: sunset.

1724 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the planets Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter, 102X.

Viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 102X and 49X.

Attached my prototype LiDAR cover to the iPhone 13 Pro Max and mounted the iPhone on the 2" 50mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter.

1734 MST: using the iOS Camera app, took this afocal 49X photo of the Moon in the blue sky.


1739 MST: relaxed on the observatory patio bench.

1756 MST: took this handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max of the southern sky using the Camera app (Night Mode, 3 seconds, 0.5X lens) showing the Moon and three planets.

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1806 MST: back inside the observatory.

1813 MST: iPhone afocal 49X Moon with the Camera app.


1818 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Saturday, 13 November 2021, 1826 MST
Temperature: 70°F
Session Length: 1h 06m
Conditions: Clear

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