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iPhone Lunar Imaging

Posted: 15 May 2024

Monday, 13 May 2024, was partly cloudy and breezy. Tuesday, 14 May, was mostly clear.

Open: Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 1815 MST
Temperature: 95°F
Session: 1968
Conditions: Mostly clear

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 50mm eyepiece
2" 5.5mm 100° eyepiece

iPhone 15 Pro Max

1820 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X.

1823 MST: Began relaxing on the observatory patio bench.


1907 MST: Observatory Dome OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X and 49X.

1914 MST: Western sky and observatory as sunset approached.


1918 MST: Sunset.

Mounted the iPhone 15 Pro Max on the 2" 50mm eyepiece using the 3-axis adapter.

1923 MST: Took this afocal 49X image of the near First Quarter Moon in the blue sky using the Camera app.


Then did some lunar observing, 443X. The craters Aristoteles and Eudoxus in the north and crater Stöfler in the south looked really nice. Mounted the iPhone on the 2" 5.5mm eyepiece and took these Camera app afocal 443X images.

Craters Aristoteles and Eudoxus

Crater Stöfler

1937 MST: Clouds were increasing.

1940 MST: LX600 OFF.

1944 MST: Dome ON.

Close: Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 1949 MST
Temperature: 74°F
Session Length: 1h 34m
Conditions: Partly cloudy

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