iPhone Astrophotography M41,
Running Man, Flame, Horsehead Nebulae
Posted: 26 January 2022
Open: Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 1802 MST
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 14mm 100° eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
iPhone 13 Pro Max
1806 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed Jupiter, 102X.
Then began waiting for a guest to arrive.
1831-2004 MST: Treated my guest to a view of Jupiter and three of the Galilean Moons, 174X. He also viewed the dark night sky, the Zodiacal Light, and the Winter Milky Way. Mostly we just talked about protecting the night sky and my talk next month to his organization on Dark Skies Initiatives.
2009 MST: I viewed M42 (Orion Nebula) and M41 (open star cluster), 102X. Then viewed M41, 81X.
Mounted the iPhone 13 Pro Max on the 2" 30mm eyepiece.
2015 MST: StarLock ON.
Took the following StarLock autoguided iPhone image, afocal 81X, using the iOS app NightCap Camera (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 6400, 1sec, 1 minute, 1X lens).
M41 (open cluster)
Took the following StarLock autoguided iPhone images, afocal 81X, using the iOS app NightCap Camera (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 32000, 1sec, 1 minute, 1X lens).
NGC1977 Running Man Nebula
NGC2024 Flame Nebula
IC434 Horsehead Nebula
Who says you can't photograph the Horsehead Nebula using a smartphone!
2043 MST: StarLock OFF.
2052 MST: LX600 OFF.
2058 MST: Took a Sky Quality reading and reported the result to Globe at Night.
Close: Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 2103 MST
Session Length: 3h 01m|
Conditions: Clear, SQM 21.02
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