iPhone Astrophotography Messier Galaxies,
Posted: 28 April 2022
Tuesday, 26 April 2022, was cloudy and windy. Wednesday, 27 April, was clear but very windy. Went to the observatory just before sunset with the hope that the wind would die down.
Open: Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 1902 MST
Conditions: Clear, windy
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
iPhone 13 Pro Max
1905 MST: Sunset.
1907-1947 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench. Always nice to watch the stars come out. The wind calmed down somewhat.
1951 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
1955 MST: Observed M60 (galaxy), NGC4647, and Supernova 2022hrs in NGC4647, 102X and 81X. The supernova was easily seen in the twilight sky.
Viewed the Messier Catalog galaxies M100, M106, M109, and M104 (Sombrero Galaxy), 81X.
Prepared the iPhone 13 Pro Max for imaging. Attached my LiDAR Cover to the iPhone 13 Pro Max and mounted the iPhone on the 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter.
2016 MST: StarLock ON.
Took the following afocal 81X galaxy images using the iPhone 13 Pro with the NightCap Camera app for my iPhone Messier Catalog Astrophotography album.
M104 (Sombrero Galaxy)
I also imaged M60 (galaxy), NGC4647, and Supernova 2022hrs in NGC4647, afocal 81X, NightCap Camera.
2057 MST: StarLock OFF.
Viewed M104 (Sombrero Galaxy), 102X.
Viewed M3 (globular cluster) and M5 (globular cluster), 102X.
2111 MST: LX600 OFF.
2118 MST: Did a Sky Quality reading and reported the result to Globe at Night.
Close: Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 2122 MST
Session Length: 2h 20m|
Conditions: Clear, SQM 21.04
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