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iPhone Moon

Posted: 8 March 2022

Near the end of the Explore Alliance Live show on Monday, 7 March 2022, Scott Roberts talked about the "David H. Levy Arizona Dark Sky Star Party" to be held in Oracle 21-25 September. Click the image below to view a replay of the video; the event discussion starts at 40m 40s.

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Open: Monday, 7 March 2022, 1819 MST
Temperature: 66°F
Session: 1730
Conditions: Mostly clear, breezy

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

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1826 MST: Sunset.

1827 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X, 81X, and 271X. Nice sights.

Attached my LiDAR Cover on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and mounted the iPhone on the 2" 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk Smartphone Adapter.

Took this iPhone afocal 81X image of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/1800sec, 1X lens).


1848 MST: Breezes had calmed down.

Did some lunar observing, 271X.

Mounted the iPhone on the 2" 9mm eyepiece and took these afocal 271X NightCap Camera images.


Then did some more lunar observing, 271X and 102X.

Viewed M42 (Great Orion Nebula), 102X.

1917 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Monday, 7 March 2022, 1925 MST
Temperature: 50°F
Session Length: 1h 06m
Conditions: Mostly clear

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