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iPhone Lunar Craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina

Posted: 9 March 2022

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, I decided to improve on my iPhone 13 Pro Max LiDAR Cover. I had used a piece of brown cardboard for my prototype cover cover . It worked well, but I felt that a flat black cover would be better, especially when imaging bright objects like the Moon. I used my prototype cover as a template and cut a new cover using a piece of thin flat black cardboard.


I have updated my LiDAR Issue article.

Open: Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1817 MST
Temperature: 69°F
Session: 1731
Conditions: Clear

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

iPhone 13 Pro Max

Dr. Chad Tolly visited the observatory.

1820 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X and 81X.

1825 MST: Sunset.

Mounted the iPhone 13 Pro Max on the 2" 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter.

1923 MST: iPhone afocal 81X photo of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/2800sec, 1X lens).


Did some lunar observing, 443X. The craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina were especially nice this night.

Mounted the iPhone on the 2" 5.5mm eyepiece for this NightCap Camera (ISO 250, 1/60sec, 1X lens) photo of the craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, Catharina.


Did some more lunar observing, 443X.

1958 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 2008 MST
Temperature: 44°F
Session Length: 1h 51m
Conditions: Clear

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