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Blue Sky Moon, Just Relaxing

Posted: 17 April 2024

Open: Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 1807 MST
Temperature: 90°F
Session: 1952
Conditions: Clear

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

iPhone 15 Pro Max

1810 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon in a bright blue sky, 102X and 81X.

Mounted the iPhone 15 Pro Max on the 2" 30mm eyepiece. Took this afocal 81X image of the Moon using the Camera app (1X lens).


I then used the Camera app 2X lens setting for this afocal 81X image. The Moon filled nearly the entire frame.


1828 MST: I began relaxing on the observatory patio bench. After all the activities over the past four weeks, it was nice to just relax outside.

1829 MST: This is the view I saw from the bench with the Moon high in the sky. Taken with the iPhone Camera app (0.5X lens).


Just for grins, here is a selfie. It is a screen capture while using the DoubleTake app (which allows two cameras to be used simultaneously).


A view of sunset.


1856 MST: Sunset.

1905 MST: Back inside the observatory.

Viewed Jupiter, 81X. No moons were visible in the bright twilight sky.

1914 MST: Viewed Jupiter, 102X. All four Galilean Moons were now visible in the twilight sky.

1916 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 1923 MST
Temperature: 68°F
Session Length: 1h 16m
Conditions: Clear

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