D850 DSLR Moon
Posted: 8 April 2022
Open: Thursday, 7 April 2022, 1815 MST
Conditions: Clear, breezy
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 9mm 100° eyepiece
1.25" 3X TeleXtender
Did a minor L-rubber repair on the dome west pivot joint.
1824-1844 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench.
Prepared the D850 DSLR for imaging.
1850 MST: Sunset. Calm now.
1851 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed the Moon, 102X and 271X. The views were very nice.
1900-1915 MST: Relaxed on the bench while waiting for the sky to get a little darker.
Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus. Took this photo of the near First Quarter Moon (1/800sec, ISO 1600).
Added the 1.25" 3X TeleXtender and took these photos along the lunar terminator (1/250sec, ISO 4000).
Then I did some more lunar observing, 271X.
1943 MST: Final look at the Moon, 102X.
1944 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Thursday, 7 April 2022, 1954 MST
Session Length: 1h 39m|
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