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iPhone Moon Flyover Video

Posted: 10 February 2022

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, was clear until mid-day when smoke from a prescribed burn in the mountains appeared, making for a hazy sky.

Open: Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 1752 MST
Temperature: 74°F
Session: 1719
Conditions: Clear, hazy (smoke)

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
2" 5.5mm 100° eyepiece

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1800 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X

1807 MST: Dome OFF (onto PZT).

Viewed the Moon, 81X.

Mounted the iPhone 13 Pro Max on the 2" 30mm eyepiece. Took this afocal 81X image (mirror-reversed as seen in the eyepiece) using the Camera app (1X lens).


Mounted the iPhone on the 2" 5.5mm eyepiece for these afocal 443X photos showing some highlights of what appear in the flyover video.

Crater Plato at terminator

Apennine Mountains

Straight Wall

Crater Clavius at terminator

Flyover video, afocal 443X, taken with the iPhone 13 Pro Max using the Camera app (1X lens).

Then did some lunar observing, 443X. Nice sights when the seeing allowed.

Viewed the Trapezium star cluster in M42 (Orion Nebula), 443X. Some M42 nebulosity was faintly seen against the twilight sky.

Viewed M42 (Orion Nebula), 102X. More nebulosity was visible in the bright twilight and moonlit sky.

1843 MST: LX600 OFF.

1847 MST: Dome ON.

Close: Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 1853 MST
Temperature: 60°F
Session Length: 1h 01m
Conditions: Clear

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