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iPhone 13 Pro Max Moon, M79 Globular Cluster

Posted: 8 January 2022

Clouds came in mid-day on Thursday, 6 January 2022. Friday, 7 January, was mostly clear.

Open: Friday, 7 January 2022, 1817 MST
Temperature: 65°F
Session: 1710
Conditions: Mostly clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 14mm 100° eyepiece
1.25" 15mm eyepiece

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1821 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

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

Viewed the Moon, 102X.

Took this handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max afocal 102X photo of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/640sec, 1X lens).


Viewed the Moon, 174X. Nice views.

Took these handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max afocal 174X photos of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/570sec, 1X lens).


From inside the observatory I took this handheld iPhone photo of the sky showing the Moon and planets and some clouds low along the horizon.

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Did some more observing of the Moon, 174X.

Viewed M42 (Great Nebula in Orion), 174.

1848 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench while waiting for M79 (globular star cluster) to rise higher. Took this handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max photos of the sky. Cassiopeia is visible at the upper left of the first photo with Perseus and the Pleiades at the bottom. Perseus and the Pleiades are at the top in the second photo with Auriga and Taurus at the bottom.


1946 MST: Clouds were approaching from the southwest.

1953 MST: Back inside the observatory.

Viewed M79 (globular cluster), 174X and 163X.

Mounted the iPhone 13 Pro Max on the 15mm eyepiece.

2001 MST: StarLock ON.

Took this StarLock autoguided afocal 163X image of M79 using NightCap Camera (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 10000, 1 second, 1 minute, 1X lens) for my iPhone Messier Catalog Album.


2008 MST: StarLock OFF.

Viewed M79, then M42, 102X.

2016 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Friday, 7 January 2022, 2023 MST
Temperature: 52°F
Session Length: 2h 06m
Conditions: Partly cloudy

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