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iPhone Hercules Globular Clusters,
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Posted: 18 May 2022

Monday, 16 May 2022, was clear but breezy; I did not open the observatory.

Open: Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 1844 MST
Temperature: 83°F
Session: 1767
Conditions: Clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
1.25" 15mm eyepiece

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1851-2000 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench to watch twilight fading after sunset and the stars come out.

1920 MST: Sunset.

2002 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF.

2007 MST: Viewed M13 (Great Globular Cluster in Hercules), 102X. Then M92 (globular cluster) in Hercules, 102X.

Slewed back to M13 and viewed it, 163X.

Attached the LiDAR Cover on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and mounted the iPhone on the 15mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter.

2032 MST: StarLock ON.

Took these iPhone images of the globular clusters in the constellation of Hercules, StarLock autoguided, using the iOS app NightCap Camera (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute, 1X lens).



2048 MST: StarLock OFF.

Viewed Omega Centauri (globular cluster), 163X and 102X.

2054 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 2103 MST
Temperature: 73°F
Session Length: 2h 19m
Conditions: Clear

I received my July 2022 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine. On the prestigious back cover is an ad for the David H. Levy Arizona Dark Sky Star Party!


Tuesday, 17 May, I gave a talk about Oracle State Park on the Explore Alliance Live "Global Star Party". I come on at 01:09:40.


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