iPhone 13 Pro Max Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
Posted: 21 December 2021
Monday, 20 December 2021, was mostly clear. During the morning I set up my new Explore Scientific weather station. I will post a review soon.
Open: Monday, 20 December 2021, 1800 MST
Conditions: Mostly clear
1803 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed Venus, 102X. Nice crescent phase.
1804 MST: Wi-Fi ON.
Used SkySafari 7 Pro to GOTO Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard).
Viewed Comet Leonard, 102X and 81X. A nice coma and a short tail were visible.
1819 MST: StarLock ON.
1821 MST: Comet Leonard was low in the southwestern sky and was now getting behind a tree as seen from the observatory.
Took some StarLock autoguided iPhone 13 Pro Max afocal 81X photos of Comet Leonard using NightCap Camera.
1828 MST: This image was the best (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 5000, 1sec, 1 minute, 1X lens).
1829 MST: StarLock OFF, Wi-Fi OFF.
1830 MST: Final look at Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard), 81X, through the tree. Clouds were increasing. (The weather forecasts for the next several nights have cloudy skies and rain.)
1835 MST: Eastern sky brightening from the rising waning gibbous Moon.
Viewed Saturn and Jupiter, 102X.
1847 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Monday, 20 December 2021, 1855 MST
Session Length: 0h 55m|
Conditions: Partly cloudy
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