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iPhone Astrophotography Moon, Planets, Stars

Posted: 30 October 2022

Open: Saturday, 29 October 2022, 1707 MST
Temperature: 86°F
Session: 1797
Conditions: Clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
2" 9mm 100° eyepiece

iPhone 13 Pro Max

After opening the observatory I relaxed on the observatory patio bench for a few minutes while waiting for the Sun to set.

1735 MST: Sunset.

1736 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X and 81X.

1744-1800 MST: Relaxed on the bench while waiting for the sky to get darker.

1806 MST: Took this handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max afocal 81X image of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 1/850sec, 1X lens).


Then did some lunar observing, 271X.

Took this handheld iPhone afocal 271X image of Mare Nectaris using NightCap Camera (ISO 800, 1/120sec, 1X).


Viewed Saturn, 271X. Took this handheld iPhone afocal 271X image of Saturn using NightCap Camera (ISO 800, 1/200sec, 1X).


Viewed Jupiter, 271X. Took this handheld iPhone afocal 271X image of Jupiter using NightCap Camera (ISO 800, 1/200sec, 1X). Three moons are visible in the image.


Viewed Jupiter, 81X. All four Galilean Moons were visible, as seen in this handheld iPhone afocal 81X image using NightCap Camera (ISO 250, 1/400sec, 1X).


1839-1851 MST. Relaxed on the bench to enjoy the night sky.

1841 MST: Cassiopeia Observatory with the constellation of Cassiopeia looking down at the observatory. Handheld iPhone 13 Pro Max photo taken with the Camera app (Night Mode, 3 seconds, 1X lens).


The Double Cluster located between Cassiopeia and Perseus is visible in the iPhone photo.

Then took a last look at Jupiter, 102X.

1853 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Saturday, 29 October 2022, 1900 MST
Temperature: 61°F
Session Length: 1h 53m
Conditions: Clear

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