iPhone Galaxies, Castor on Dome
Posted: 3 April 2022
Open: Saturday, 2 April 2022, 1832 MST
Conditions: Mostly clear
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
1.25" 15mm eyepiece
2" 14mm 100° eyepiece
iPhone 13 Pro Max
1840-1908 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench to watch the stars come out.
1846 MST: Sunset.
1909 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed the Moon and Earthshine, 102X and 81X.
iPhone 13 Pro Max photo of the western sky with Moon and Earthshine, taken using the Camera app (3X lens).
iPhone afocal 81X photo of the Moon and Earthshine taken with NightCap Camera (ISO 2000, 1/30sec, 1X lens).
1931 MST: Viewed M53 (globular cluster), 81X and 163X.
1935-2000 MST: Relaxed on the bench.
The Zodiacal Light, the Winter Milky Way, and the thin crescent Moon with Earthshine were a pretty sight.
Viewed M49 (galaxy), 81X.
Mounted the iPhone on the 30mm eyepiece using the Phone Skope adapter.
2013 MST: StarLock ON.
Imaged the following Messier galaxies using NightCap Camera (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 32000, 1sec, 1 minute, 1X lens).
M60 and NGC4647
M64 (Black Eye Galaxy)
2045 MST: StarLock OFF.
Viewed M64 (Black Eye Galaxy), 102X and 174X.
2054-2110 MST: Relaxed on the bench to enjoy looking at the night sky.
Viewed Castor, 174X. The double star was visible projected onto the observatory dome. Took this D850 DSLR photo of Castor on the dome (f/5, 60 seconds, ISO 12800, 26mm).
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Clouds were now in much of the sky.
2148 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Saturday, 2 April 2022, 2156 MST
Session Length: 3h 24m|
Conditions: Partly cloudy
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