Crescent Moon, Earthshine
Posted: 2 June 2022
Open: Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 1901 MST
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
iPhone 13 Pro Max
1906-1918 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench.
Then prepared the D850 DSLR for imaging of the Moon.
1922 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
1925 MST: Viewed the thin crescent Moon, 102X.
Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus + focal reducer.
1929 MST: Sunset.
1934-2005 MST: Relaxed on the bench while waiting for the sky to get darker.
1936 MST: View from the bench, taken with the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
1959 MST: Observatory with crescent Moon, taken with the iPhone.
2007 MST: Moon through 12" telescope, prime focus + focal reducer, D850 DSLR (1/250sec, ISO 800).
2010 MST: Earthshine through 12" telescope, prime focus + focal reducer, D850 DSLR (1/2sec, ISO 800).
2013 MST: Viewed the Moon and Earthshine, 102X.
2014-2029 MST: Relaxed on the bench.
2021 MST: Crescent Moon with Earthshine in the constellation of Gemini, taken with the iPhone Camera app (Night Mode, 3 seconds, 3X lens, handheld).
2031 MST: Final look at the Moon, 102X.
2035 MST: High Precision ON.
Viewed several Messier Catalog globular star clusters, 102X: M4 (very low in the southeast), M10 (watched a slow moving flashing satellite pass through the eyepiece field-of-view), M12, M80, and M107.
2055 MST: Viewed NGC6951 (Smoking Gun Galaxy), 102X. I plan to image it on a future session.
2100 MST: LX600 OFF.
2105 MST: Saw the first Kissing Bug since 14 May 2022. Normally they are very evident by mid-to-late May.
The Kissing Bug was terminated.
Close: Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 2111 MST
Session Length: 2h 10m|
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