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Cassiopeia Observatory - Reports 2015

167 Reports

Reports
Date
2015 Year End Report 31 December 2015
New Folding Recliner; Mercury 31 December 2015
Local Star Party; Free Springer Books 30 December 2015
Tamron 150-600mm lens: Observatories; iPhone 6s Plus: Waning Gibbous Moon 28 December 2015
Sunspot AR2473, Christmas Visitors, Mercury, ISS 27 December 2015
Christmas Eve ISS Pass, Christmas Full Moon 25 December 2015
Review - SkySafari 5 Pro for iOS 19 December 2015
ETX-105PE Observing & iPhone 6s Plus Imaging 19 December 2015
D7200 DSLR Lunar imaging; More SkySafari 5 Pro testing 18 December 2015
iPhone 6s Plus Moon imaging; SkySafari 5 Pro testing 17 December 2015
Coyote & Snow; DSLR Crescent Moon, iPhone Orion Nebula 16 December 2015
Rocket Launch, Snow; Geminid Meteors, Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina 14 December 2015
Book Review - The Lost Constellations 12 December 2015
D7200 DSLR: M13, Double Cluster, Pleiades, Orion Nebula; iPhone 6s Plus: Sky, Blue Snowball, Crab Nebula 9 December 2015
Venus Occultation 7 December 2015
Tamron 150-600mm lens tests: Hyades, Pleiades, Lyra, Ring Nebula 6 December 2015
Tamron 150-600mm lens tests; Meade Diagonal repair; Green Flash, ISS 4 December 2015
D7200 DSLR Piggyback Imaging: Pleiades, California Nebula, Hyades 3 December 2015
D7200 DSLR Piggyback Imaging: M31 Andromeda Galaxy 2 December 2015

Short Session of Moon Photography 30 November 2015
Visitors (human kind), iPhone Moon Imaging 29 November 2015
Short Observing Session: Some DSOs and Constellation of Perseus Tour 28 November 2015
More iPhone 6s Plus Lunar Imaging 24 November 2015
Cloud Shortened Handheld iPhone Lunar Imaging 23 November 2015
iPhone 6s Plus Moon Imaging 22 November 2015
DSLR and iPhone Lunar Imaging, Crater Copernicus 21 November 2015
Critter; iPhone Moon Imaging; Moon on POD Dome 20 November 2015
IDA Dark Sky Defender Award 2015 18 November 2015
iPhone 6s Plus Moon imaging with Airplane Transit 18 November 2015
Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Sun Transit imaging attempt 17 November 2015
Imaging: Crescent Moon, Earthshine, Dumbbell Nebula, Pleiades 14 November 2015
D7200 DSLR imaging: Dumbbell Nebula, Pleiades 12 November 2015
DSO Observing, iPhone 6s Plus DSO Imaging with NightCap Pro 10 November 2015
DSO observing, Orion Nebula with iPhone 6s Plus 9 November 2015
DSO and Sky Imaging with iPhone 6s Plus and NightCap Pro 7 November 2015
Sunspot AR2443 6 November 2015
And the Winner Is...; Imaging: Double Cluster, Crab Nebula 3 November 2015
Short Observing Session: Constellation of Cassiopeia Tour, DSOs 2 November 2015
Review: Orion SteadyPix Universal Smartphone Telescope Photo Mount 1 November 2015
Review: NightCap Pro v7 App Astrophotography with iPhone 6s Plus 1 November 2015
iPhone 6s Plus Imaging: M17, Sky, Neptune, Uranus 1 November 2015

iPhone 6s Plus arrived; iPhone & D7200 imaging; Asteroid 2015 TB145 31 October 2015
Beep! Beep! / iPhone Imaging: Full Moon, Pleiades 27 October 2015
JMI MicroFocus troubleshooting; Imaging: ISS, Moon, Double Cluster 25 October 2015
Imaging: Moon, International Space Station 24 October 2015
Weather Update; iPhone Moon, Aquila Stars 23 October 2015
iPhone NightCap Pro: M13, Blue Snowball, Neptune, Uranus Moons; Critters 14 October 2015
Einstein Cross with 8" Telescope and DSLR 10 October 2015
Critter Guest (again), Nova V5669 Sagittarii 9 October 2015
Daytime Venus-Moon Conjunction 8 October 2015
More SteadyPix Smartphone Afocal Adapter Tests 1 October 2015

New Smartphone Afocal Adapter Tests, NightCap Pro Double Cluster 30 September 2015
Perigee Total Lunar Eclipse 28 September 2015
Hubble Space Telescope Moon Transit Imaging Attempt 26 September 2015
Moon Imaging Tests for HST-Moon Transit, Critter Visitor 25 September 2015
Monsoon Season Ending; Moon Imaging Tests, Critter Visitor 24 September 2015
iPhone 5s: Moon with new Afocal Adapter 20 September 2015
Weather Update, Star HD7924 in Cassiopeia 18 September 2015
Weather Updates, iPhone Ceres 7 September 2015

Weather and Travel Updates 31 August 2015
Sunspot AR2396, Daytime Thin Crescent Venus 9 August 2015
iPhone Imaging: Venus, Saturn, M11, Pluto?; Visitors 5 August 2015
Venus, Critter Visitor, Saturn, iPhone Constellations, iPhone Pluto?, Neighbor Star, Ceres, Moon 4 August 2015
D7200 DSLR Crescent Venus, ISS, Saturn 3 August 2015
More Monsoon Storms, Meteorite, iPhone Daytime Venus 2 August 2015

More Monsoon Season Cloudy Nights, Daytime Crescent Venus 30 July 2015
Visitors, Crescent Venus, Crescent Moon, 61 Cygni Proper Motion 22 July 2015
3" Newtonian test; iPhone: Venus, Moon, Saturn, Pluto (?); D7200 DSLR NGC7380 (Wizard Nebula) 21 July 2015
Monsoon Weather Pattern Continues, Visitors, Moon-Venus-Jupiter after Sunset 20 July 2015
D7200 Bug Nebula; Pluto with iPhone NightCap Pro (maybe) 11 July 2015
Kitt Peak; D7200 Cygnus Loop Nebula, Crescent Nebula, Pluto; iPhone Swan Nebula 9 July 2015
DSLR Saturn, Dumbbell, Globular Clusters, Pluto; iPhone NightCap Pro Dumbbell, Ring, Globular Cluster; Visitor 8 July 2015
Monsoon Lightning, Venus, Cloud Shortened Session 4 July 2015
Venus and Jupiter, 61 arcminutes separation 3 July 2015

Daytime Venus/Jupiter Conjunction 21'47" separation 30 June 2015
Monsoon Storms, Jupiter and Venus 37 arcminutes apart 30 June 2015
Clouds, Moon, ISS (sort of) 23 June 2015
Short Moon Session 22 June 2015
Moon/Jupiter/Venus, ISS (good!), Saturn, Ring Nebula, Eagle Nebula, North American Nebula, Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae 21 June 2015
Critter, Jupiter/Venus/Moon, Good ISS 20 June 2015
Smokey Sunset, Critter, Jupiter/Venus/Moon; iPhone Omega Centauri & M4; D7200 M20, M8, M17 19 June 2015
Neighborhood Star Party, Smokey Sky, ISS 18 June 2015
Critters, Planet Observing 16 June 2015
iPhone Afocal Venus, Jupiter, Saturn 15 June 2015
Oracle State Park: Night Sky Photography 14 June 2015
Imaging: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, M57 Ring Nebula, Scorpius, Lots of DSO Observing 13 June 2015
Quail Family Visit, Planets, NGC4414 Galaxy, M57 Ring Nebula 12 June 2015
Critter, Visitor, Saturn, Moon, Moon on Dome with iPhone 4 June 2015
D7200 DSLR: ISS Attempt, Saturn, Full Moon 3 June 2015
Apple Watch Astrophotography (initial report) 2 June 2015
International Space Station through 8" Telescope 1 June 2015

Three Moons in a POD 30 May 2015
Moon, Crater Gassendi, Visitors 29 May 2015
Using iOS ScopeBoss AutoStar, Quail Family, Crater Clavius 27 May 2015
Venus, Our Colorful Moon, Earthshine, Moon on SkyShed POD Dome 26 May 2015
Imaging: Venus, Moon, Europa Shadow, Saturn Moons, Saturn 25 May 2015
Mt Lemmon Observatory from Oracle, iPhone Moon Craters 24 May 2015
Oracle Dark Skies Committee visits Mt Lemmon Observatory 22 May 2015
Crescent Moon, Mare Smythii 20 May 2015
Critter Visitor; iPhone Venus, Mercury; D7200 M104, Centaurus A, and Saturn 18 May 2015
D7200 DSLR Imaging: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter M51 Whirlpool Galaxy 17 May 2015
Io Shadow Transit, M104 Sombrero Galaxy Tests 12 May 2015
Critters, Mercury, Markarian's Chain, Centaurus A, Omega Centauri, M13, M57 11 May 2015
D7200 DSLR Imaging: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter; Night of Observing DSOs 10 May 2015

D7200 DSLR video recording tests: Venus, Jupiter 30 April 2015
Copernicus, Tycho, Clavius, Sinus Iridum, Plato, Jupiter & Great Red Spot 29 April 2015
D7200 DSLR imaging: Venus, Moon, Jupiter, Io-Europa Eclipse, Saturn 28 April 2015
Crescent Moon, Western Sky, International Space Station (ISS) 22 April 2015
Thin Crescent Moon, Venus, Mars, Mercury; More Messier Galaxies Imaging 20 April 2015
Imaging Companion, D7200 DSLR Messier Galaxy Imaging 19 April 2015
Review - NightCap Pro v6 App for iPhone Astrophotography 18 April 2015
Venus Livestreaming, M87 Galaxy Jet, NightCap Pro v6 Imaging 17 April 2015
Daytime ISS-Moon Transit (bust) 16 April 2015
Review - Astrophotography with the Nikon D7200 DSLR 16 April 2015
D7200 DSLR DSO imaging: M87 (jet), M61, and Leo Galaxies Triplet 16 April 2015
HST-Moon Transit 14 April 2015
Daylight Io eclipse of Europa, Venus, Critter 14 April 2015
Nikon D7200 DSLR Astrophotography Tests 9 April 2015
Total Lunar Eclipse 4 April 2015
Livestreaming the Moon with ETX-70AT 2 April 2015
Livestreaming the Moon; Imaging Jupiter Moons Disks 1 April 2015

Livestreaming the Moon on Twitter Periscope (video) 29 March 2015
Another Twitter iPhone Livestreaming Session 28 March 2015
iPhone Telescope Livestreaming on Twitter 26 March 2015
iPhone Video: Lunar Craters Theophilus, Cyrillus, and Catharina 26 March 2015
iPhone imaging: Venus, Crater Janssen Complex, 63 Tau Occultation 25 March 2015
Moon, NightCap Pro Constellations & M51 Galaxy, Ganymede Eclipses Europa 24 March 2015
Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2 22 March 2015
Nova in Sagittarius 17 March 2015
Callisto Occults/Eclipses Europa, Comet Lovejoy in Cassiopeia, M65/M66 Galaxies 16 March 2015
Imaging: Mars/Uranus Conjunction, M108 Galaxy 11 March 2015
Power Outage, Jupiter Moon Ganymede Occults Io 10 March 2015
iPhone 5s NightCap Pro Imaging: Pleiades, Flame Nebula, Crab Nebula 9 March 2015
iPhone NightCap Pro M42 Stacked, D7000 DSLR Jupiter Moons Tests 7 March 2015
Jupiter Moons Io-Ganymede Occultation and Eclipse 6 March 2015
Memories of Leonard Nimoy; Venus/Uranus Conjunction, Jupiter Moons, Moon 5 March 2015

Book Review - Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes 28 February 2015
iPhone Jupiter Moons; Comet C/2015 D1 (SOHO) Hunt 27 February 2015
Good ISS Pass but...; iPhone Orion Nebula Imaging 26 February 2015
Weather, More Weather, Moon and Close Venus-Mars Conjunction 21 February 2015
Review - Netatmo Weather Station 20 February 2015
iPhone Zodiacal Light, Cassiopeia, M31 Galaxy; D7000 DSLR Jupiter, NGC4151 Galaxy 18 February 2015
Review - ScopeBoss iOS AutoStar II App 17 February 2015
iPhone Orion Nebula using NightCap Pro 17 February 2015
iPhone Piggyback Imaging: Orion using NightCap Pro 14 February 2015
Short Session of DSLR Jupiter Tests 11 February 2015
iPhone 5s Zodiacal Light; D7000 DSLR Jupiter tests, M95, M96 10 February 2015
Imaging: Zodiacal Light, Jupiter Io Transit 9 February 2015
Imaging: Venus, ISS, Uranus, Zodiacal Light, M81, M82, Jupiter 8 February 2015
A Visitor, iPhone Uranus and Jupiter, HorseHead Nebula Observing 7 February 2015
ISS with 8" Telescope 6 February 2015
iPhone Jupiter Tests, Moon 5 February 2015
Donated 152mm Refractor Checkout, More iPhone Jupiter Tests 3 February 2015
iPhone Imaging: Moon, Jupiter 2 February 2015

Imaging: M44, M45 and Comet Lovejoy, Jupiter 23 January 2015
Crescent Moon, Venus, and Mercury 22 January 2015
Uranus Moons, Extension Tube Tests, Monkey Head Nebula, Messier Star Clusters, Comet Lovejoy 18 January 2015
Imaging: Uranus Moons, Messier Objects, Fornax Galaxies, Comet Lovejoy 17 January 2015
Donated LightBridge Dob First Light; Imaging Crab Nebula, Flame and Horsehead Nebulae 16 January 2015
Review - Gerd Neumann Bahtinov Mask for Camera Lens 15 January 2015
DSLR and iPhone Imaging: Comet Lovejoy; Camera Lens Bahtinov Mask testing 15 January 2015
Review - Starry Night Pro Plus 7 14 January 2015
Imaging: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 7 January 2015
Venus/Mercury Conjunction, Orion and Comet Lovejoy 6 January 2015
Venus & Mercury Conjunction, Comet Lovejoy & Full Moon 5 January 2015
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 4 January 2015
Snow to begin 2015; Moon and Clouds 2 January 2015

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