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Brief Lunar Observing Session

Posted: 6 September 2022

Open: Monday, 5 September 2022, 1813 MST
Temperature: 85°F
Session: 1787
Conditions: Clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
2" 4X Powermate

iPhone 13 Pro Max

1822-1852 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench.

1845 MST: Sunset.

1854 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X and 81X.

Attached my LiDAR Cover on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and mounted it on the 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter. Did some lunar imaging, afocal 81X. I then inadvertantly powered the telescope mount OFF. Oops! Powered it back ON and did a One Star Alignment. When that was finished I did some more afocal 81X lunar imaging using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/1800sec, 1X lens).


Added the 2" 4X Powermate and did some afocal 325X lunar imaging using NightCap Camera (ISO 34, 1/120-1/500sec, 1X lens).


I then did some lunar observing, 325X and 102X.

1929 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Monday, 5 September 2022, 1937 MST
Temperature: 81°F
Session Length: 1h 24m
Conditions: Clear

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