iPhone Astrophotography Messier Galaxies
Posted: 5 April 2022
Open: Monday, 4 April 2022, 1812 MST
Conditions: Clear, breezy
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 30mm eyepiece
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
iPhone 13 Pro Max
1821-1900 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench.
1848 MST: Sunset. Calm now.
1900 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed the Moon, 81X.
Mounted the iPhone 13 Pro Max with my LiDAR cover on the 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter. Took this afocal 81X photo of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 64, 1/400sec, 1X lens).
1911-1930 MST: Relaxed on the bench.
1933 MST: iPhone afocal 81X photo of Earthshine, NightCap Camera (ISO 2000, 1/2sec, 1X lens).
1936 MST: High Precision ON.
Slewed to M90 (galaxy). It was faintly visible in the still bright twilight sky, 81X.
1957 MST: M90 was now more easily seen. Mounted the iPhone with the LiDAR cover on the 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter.
2002 MST: StarLock ON.
Took these StarLock autoguided afocal 81X images of some Messier Catalog galaxies using NightCap Camera (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 32000, 1sec, 1minute, 1X lens).
2021 MST: StarLock OFF.
Viewed M99 (galaxy), 81X and 102X.
2024 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Monday, 4 April 2022, 2034 MST
Session Length: 2h 22m|
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