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iPhone Moon, Moon on Dome

Posted: 13 February 2022

Saturday, 12 February 2022, was windy during the daytime. The wind calmed down somewhat in the late afternoon, only to increase again as sunset approached. I decided to open the observatory in the hope that the wind would die down shortly after sunset.

Open: Saturday, 12 February 2022, 1806 MST
Temperature: 76°F
Session: 1721
Conditions: Clear, breezy

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
2" 9mm 100° eyepiece

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1813 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 102X and 81X.

Mounted the iPhone 13 Pro Max on the 2" 30mm eyepiece. Took this afocal 81X image of the Moon using the iOS Camera app (1X lens).


Mounted the iPhone on the 2" 9mm 100° eyepiece. Took these afocal 271X images of the Moon using the NightCap Camera iOS app (1X lens).

Crater Copernicus (ISO 34, 1/570sec)

Crater Tycho (ISO 34, 1/850sec)

Then did some lunar observing, 271X. There were many nice sights during moments of good seeing.

Viewed the Moon, 102X. Noticed the Moon was projected on the observatory dome. Stepped outside the observatory and took this handheld iPhone photo of the Moon on the dome using the iOS Camera app (Night Mode, 9 seconds, 1X lens).


1848 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Saturday, 12 February 2022, 1854 MST
Temperature: 62°F
Session Length: 0h 48m
Conditions: Clear, breezy

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