iPhone Astrophotography Moon, Planets, Stars
Posted: 30 October 2022
Open: Saturday, 29 October 2022, 1707 MST
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
Session Length: 1h 53m|
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