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Short Session with the Moon, Moon on Dome

Posted: 18 November 2021

Cloudy skies returned on Tuesday, 16 November 2021, and continued until after sunset on Wednesday, 17 November.

Open: Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 1815 MST
Temperature: 66°F
Session: 1696
Conditions: Mostly clear

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

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1818 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

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

Viewed the near full Moon, 102X and 49X. A slight terminator was visible.

Attached the LiDAR cover to the iPhone 13 Pro Max and mounted the iPhone on the 2" 50mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter. This is the combination I plan to use for the near Total Lunar Eclipse on Friday morning, weather permitting. (The forecasts call for an overcast sky.)

iPhone afocal 49X Moon taken with NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/10000sec, 1X lens).


I then stepped outside of the observatory and took this handheld photo of the Moon projected onto the observatory dome at 49X using the iPhone 13 Pro Max Camera app (Night Mode, 3 seconds, 1X lens). Some stars and clouds are visible.


Took a final look at the Moon, 102X.

1840 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 1845 MST
Temperature: 65°F
Session Length: 0h 30m
Conditions: Mostly clear

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