Canopus on Observatory Dome
Posted: 7 March 2022
Open: Sunday, 6 March 2022, 1817 MST
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 5.5mm 100° eyepiece
2" 8-24mm zoom eyepiece
1.25" 15mm eyepiece
2" 9mm 100° eyepiece
2" 4X Powermate
iPhone 13 Pro Max
1822 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
1825 MST: Viewed the Moon, 102X.
1826 MST: Sunset.
1843 MST: Handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max afocal 102X photo of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/450sec, 1X lens).
Lunar observing, 443X.
Handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max afocal 443X photo of Mare Crisium using NightCap Camera (ISO 500, 1/120sec, 1X lens).
1859 MST: Viewed Sirius, 102X-304X, 650X, and 1084X. Tried to observe Sirius B (the "Pup Star"), but no success.
1911 MST: Viewed the star Canopus, just coming into view low in the southern sky, 102X. When it rose higher I would attempt to photograph Canopus projected onto the observatory dome using the D850 DSLR.
1925 MST: iPhone 13 Pro Max photo taken with the Camera app (Night Mode, 3 seconds, 1X lens) of Canopus low in the southern sky.
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1940 MST: Canopus was faintly visible projected onto the observatory dome, 102X.
1945 MST: The star Canopus projected onto the observatory dome, 102X, taken with the D850 DSLR (f/5.6, 30 seconds, ISO 8000, FL 45mm).
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1950 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Sunday, 6 March 2022, 2000 MST
Session Length: 1h 43m|
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