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Moon on the Observatory Dome

Posted: 20 May 2024

Open: Sunday, 19 May 2024, 1830 MST
Temperature: 80°F
Session: 1971
Conditions: Clear, breezy

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 14mm 100° eyepiece

iPhone 15 Pro Max

1832 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed the Moon, 102X and 174X. The Moon's illuminated disk was fully visible in the 2" 14mm 100° eyepiece field-of-view.

1841 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench.

1921 MST: Sunset. Calm now.

Back in the observatory. Viewed the Moon, 174X. Nice view with lots of details visible on the Moon.

1926 MST: Handheld iPhone 15 Pro Max afocal 174X image of the Moon. Taken with the NightCap Camera app (B&W, ISO 32, 1/120sec, 0.5X Ultra Wide Angle lens).


1929 MST: Back to the bench to wait for the sky to get darker.

Once the sky became dark enough, I could see the Moon projected onto the observatory dome at 174X. It was a very large projected image.

1959 MST: Handheld iPhone photograph of the Moon projected onto the observatory dome. Taken with the Camera app (Night Mode, 10 seconds, 1X lens).


Viewed the Moon, 174X and 102X.

2004 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Sunday, 19 May 2024, 2012 MST
Temperature: 71°F
Session Length: 1h 42m
Conditions: Clear

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