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X Marks the Spot, Seymour Eclipse Festival news

Posted: 17 February 2024

Open: Friday, 16 February 2024, 1804 MST
Temperature: 75°F
Session: 1940
Conditions: Mostly clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece
2" 5.5mm 100° eyepiece
12x50 binoculars

iPhone 15 Pro Max

1808 MST: Dome OFF.

1809 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

1810 MST: Sunset.

Viewed Jupiter, 102X. The four Galilean Moons were visible.

Viewed the First Quarter Moon, 102X and 81X.

Attached the LiDAR Cover to the iPhone 15 Pro Max and mounted the iPhone on the 2" 30mm eyepiece using the Accuview 3-Axis Adapter.

Took this iPhone afocal 81X image of the Moon using NightCap Camera (ISO 55, 1/2200sec, 1X lens).


Did some lunar observing, 443X. The "Lunar X" was very prominent. I mounted the iPhone on the 2" 5.5mm eyepiece for this afocal 443X image of the "Lunar X" taken with NightCap Camera (ISO 55, 1/120sec, 1X lens).


1830 MST: The western sky and observatory, taken with the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Some crepuscular rays are visible.


Viewed Jupiter, 12x50 binoculars. Two moons were easily seen. Viewed the Moon and the Pleiades (M45), 12x50 binoculars. Both were visible in the same field-of-view.

1852 MST: Clouds were now in much of the sky. Decided to end the session.

1854 MST: LX600 OFF.

Dome ON.

Close: Friday, 16 February 2024, 1903 MST
Temperature: 56°F
Session Length: 0h 59m
Conditions: Partly cloudy

On Friday, 16 February 2024, the Seymour Museum and the Seymour City Hall posted these on Facebook.


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