iPhone 13 Pro Max Moon on Dome, Afocal Moon
Posted: 16 November 2021
Sunday, 14 November 2021, was clear, but I did not open the observatory that night due to commitments the next day.
Open: Monday, 15 November 2021, 1807 MST
1811 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed the planets Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter, 102X.
Viewed the Moon, 102X.
I then stepped outside of the observatory and took this handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max photo of the Moon projected onto the observatory dome. The planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus, some stars, and even the Milky Way (along the right edge of the photo) are visible above the dome in the bright moonlit sky.
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Back inside the observatory I observed the Moon, 49X.
Took this iPhone afocal 49X image of the waxing gibbous Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/7500sec, 1X lens).
This will be the imaging setup for Friday morning's near Total Lunar Eclipse. Unfortunately, the current weather forecasts for then show cloudy skies.
Viewed the Moon, 174X. The entire illuminated disk of the Moon was visible in the 100° apparent field-of-view using the Explore Scientific 2" 14mm 100° eyepiece.
Took a final look at the Moon, 102X.
1849 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Monday, 15 November 2021, 1855 MST
Session Length: 0h 48m|
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