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Cassiopeia Observatory - Reports 2016

180 Reports

Reports
Date
2016 Year End Report 31 December 2016
Mars, Venus, & Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova (sort of) 30 December 2016
Winter Storm; Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, Star RW Tauri 27 December 2016
Orion Nebula with iPhone and NightCap Pro 24 December 2016
iPhone Venus; Quasar CTA 102 Observing 18 December 2016
RW Tauri Eclipsing Variable Star Observing (oops); Moon 15 December 2016
Review - Vortex Diamondback 12x50 Binoculars 6 December 2016
Setting Moon, Orion Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, Thor's Helmet 5 December 2016
Crescent Moon & Venus, Uranus Moons, NGC2403 Galaxy 1 December 2016

DSLR Imaging: NGC2403 Galaxy (re-edit), Uranus Moons 26 November 2016
DSLR Imaging: NGC2403 Galaxy, NGC2392 Eskimo Nebula 25 November 2016
DSLR Imaging: Sculptor Galaxy, IC405 Nebula, Blue Snowball Planetary Nebula 24 November 2016
DSLR Imaging: Nebulae, Uranus Moons 23 November 2016
Abell 70 Planetary Nebula 19 November 2016
Power Outage Session 18 November 2016
Critter; DSO Observing; Rising Waning Gibbous Moon 16 November 2016
Perigee-Syzygy Moon (aka "Super Moon") Take 2, Moon on POD Dome 15 November 2016
Perigee-Syzygy Moon (aka "Super Moon") 14 November 2016
iPhone Waxing Gibbous Moon 13 November 2016
DEC fix; iPhone Moon imaging; Carbon Star in Capricornus 12 November 2016
Gibbous Moon, Crater Aristarchus on Terminator 11 November 2016
Straight Wall, Mt Apenninus, 1st Quarter Moon on Dome 8 November 2016
iPhone Moon; DSLR Crab Nebula and Orion Nebula 7 November 2016
Crescent Moon on Observatory Dome 5 November 2016
Thunderstorm shortened session 3 November 2016
Imaging: Crescent Moon, Tiangong-2 Space Station, Saturn & Mars on Dome, DSOs 2 November 2016

Review - Levenhuk Smartphone Adapter 31 October 2016
Venus on SkyShed POD Dome; More iPhone Adapter tests; Stars in Andromeda Galaxy 30 October 2016
NGC206 Stars in Andromeda Galaxy; iPhone DSOs & Sky 26 October 2016
iPhone ISS Pass; DSLR Andromeda, Triangulum, & NGC1300 Galaxies; DSO Observing 22 October 2016
HST-Sun Transit (bust); Observing Stars in Andromeda Galaxy with Meade 12" Telescope 21 October 2016
HST-Sun Transit Dry Run; Neptune & Uranus Moons, M31 Exposure Tests 20 October 2016
iPhone: M13, ISS Pass; DSLR: Neptune & Uranus Moons, Double Cluster, Aldebaran Occultation 19 October 2016
iPhone Waning Gibbous Moon 18 October 2016
Review - PhotoPills for iOS sky astrophotography planning app 16 October 2016
DSLR: Moon on SkyShed POD Dome, Colors on the Moon 15 October 2016
iPhone: Moon on Observatory Dome; DSLR: Colorful Moon 14 October 2016
DSLR: Colors on the Moon; iPhone: Moon on Observatory Dome 12 October 2016
Imaging: Gibbous Moon 11 October 2016
Sunsets; DSLR imaging: Moon, Earthshine; iPhone imaging: Moon on Dome 10 October 2016
Critter; Imaging: Earthshine, Einstein Cross, M13, M27, M57, Cresent Nebula 5 October 2016
Crescent Moon, Einstein Cross, Andromeda Galaxy DSOs, Helix, Ring, & Dumbbell Nebulae 4 October 2016
Weather Updates; DSLR imaging: More Cassiopeia DSOs, Star HD7924 2 October 2016

DSLR imaging: Elephant Trunk Nebula, Cassiopeia Open Star Clusters, Star HD7924 25 September 2016
DSLR Nebulae Imaging: Elephant Trunk, Bubble, Pacman, Helix 24 September 2016
iPhone imaging: Planets, Moon; DSLR imaging: Sky 18 September 2016
DSLR imaging: Saturn, Full Moon 17 September 2016
Monsoon Hail Storm; Short Viewing Session 15 September 2016
ETX-105/LXD55 and Revolution Imager 10 September 2016
iPhone Moon; DSLR Pleiades, Little Dumbbell Nebula, NGC1275 galaxy 9 September 2016
Review - Manfrotto Ball Head Camera Mount 5 September 2016
iPhone Moon Imaging, DSLR Sky and DSO Astrophotography 5 September 2016
Review - Lunt Solar Systems SUNoculars 8x32 4 September 2016
Moon, planets; more StarLock setups; M13, M57, and M16 imaging 4 September 2016

VLA & Kirkwood Observatory visits; 3" Telescope 1962 vs 2016; iPhone Fisheye Astrophotography; More LX600 Work 31 August 2016
Arizona Flag Sunset; DSLR Lunar Imaging 10 August 2016
Weather Update; iPhone Astrophotography 9 August 2016
Book Review - Uncharted Constellations 8 August 2016

Monsoon Storm Shortened Session; Critter 31 July 2016
Weather Update; 12" LX600 First Light 24 July 2016
Replacement Carpet Installed 19 July 2016
Venus-Mercury Conjunction 17 July 2016
LXD55 GEM + D7200 DSLR Tests 16 July 2016
1000th Session; ETX-90RA becomes an ETX-90EC; iPhone Lunar Imaging 15 July 2016
ETX-70AT observing and iPhone Moon imaging 14 July 2016
Old meets New: iPhone/Watch Moon imaging with ETX-90RA 13 July 2016
12" LX600 arrived; ETX-125AT Observing and iPhone Lunar Imaging 12 July 2016
iPhone/ETX-105 and DSLR Moon Imaging 11 July 2016
Review - ADM Dovetail Plate and Mounting Rings 10 July 2016
More ETX-105 + LXD55 tests; Imaging: HST, Moon; Critter 10 July 2016
ETX-105 + LXD55 tests, Critter visitor, HST with iPhone 9 July 2016
Visitors Wanting to Enjoy a Dark Sky 8 July 2016
ETX-125AT/Revolution Imager: planets, DSOs; iPhone/NightCap Pro: Milky Way, planets 6 July 2016
Muggy/Buggy Night; ETX-125AT Observing; iPhone M4, Saturn 4 July 2016
iPhone NightCap Pro sky images, LXD55 GEM tests, DSLR sky images 3 July 2016

Critters; Sick ETX-105PE; ETX-125AT & Revolution Imager, LXD55 & D7200 DSLR 23 June 2016
DSLR: Setting Sun, nearly Full Moon; ETX-105PE Observing: Jupiter, Mars, Saturn 20 June 2016
ETX-125AT iPhone Moon Imaging, Moon and Planets Observing 19 June 2016
ETX-90RA Observing and iPhone Moon Imaging 18 June 2016
Observatory Carpet; ETX-105PE iPhone Moon and Planet Imaging 17 June 2016
Moon Observing with 12x70 Binoculars; ISS Pass with iPhone NightCap Pro 16 June 2016
Review Update - Revolution Imager 15 June 2016
ETX-70AT Lunar Imaging with iPhone 6s Plus & Revolution Imager; ISS Pass 15 June 2016
ETX-105PE Lunar Imaging with Revolution Imager & iPhone 6s Plus 14 June 2016
Revolution Imager Solar Observing with ETX-90RA and PST 12 June 2016
LX600 Telescope picked up; Critters; ETX-105PE Moon with Revolution Imager 10 June 2016
LX600 update; iPhone Moon Imaging 8 June 2016
Review - Revolution Imager 6 June 2016
More Revolution Imager work with ETX-105PE 6 June 2016
Smokey Sunset, Critter, More Revolution Imager work, iPhone NightCap Pro DSOs 5 June 2016
Smokey Sunset, DSO observing, Galaxy Clusters imaging, LX600 test, Scorpius planets 4 June 2016
More on Thursday's Fireball; More LX600 Tests 3 June 2016
LX600 tests, ETX-105PE + Revolution Imager tests, iPhone Saturn & Mars, Fireball 2 June 2016
Review - SkySafari 5 Pro for Mac OS X 1 June 2016

ScopeBoss tests, Revolution Imager tests, D7200 DSOs, iPhone Planets 31 May 2016
Critters, Revolution Imager testing, Star Clusters & Planets Astrophotography 30 May 2016
Professional Collimation, Round 2; Perfect but... 29 May 2016
Professional Collimation, Round 1 28 May 2016
Collimation still not good, but did Jupiter and Mars imaging anyway 27 May 2016
LX600 Collimation: Significant improvement on a windy night 26 May 2016
My new LX600 may need glasses; it may have astigmatism 25 May 2016
Collimation Woes 24 May 2016
More Collimation Work, Cloud Shorten Session 23 May 2016
Telescope Collimating; Imaging: Moon, Mars, Saturn 22 May 2016
Eyepiece Tray cover prototyping; iPhone Imaging: Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn 20 May 2016
iPhone Moon Imaging; Cloud Shortened Session 18 May 2016
Critter Visitor, Waxing Gibbous Moon 17 May 2016
iPhone Moon Imaging 16 May 2016
Visit to Kitt Peak, Observing with WIYN 3.5m Telescope 15 May 2016
iPhone Moon Imaging; StarLock (getting better); DSLR imaging NGC2841, M13 11 May 2016
Crescent Moon, Craters; More StarLock tests, M63, M104, M13 10 May 2016
Transit of Mercury 9 May 2016
Thin Crescent Moon, StarLock Autoguiding Tests, Black Eye Galaxy 8 May 2016
Dry Run for upcoming Transit of Mercury 7 May 2016
Critters, Jupiter, StarLock Guiding Improved, Sombrero Galaxy, M87 Jet 4 May 2016
Jupiter Livestreamed, Jupiter DSLR, StarLock Tests 3 May 2016
Review - Netatmo Weather Station: Wind Gauge 2 May 2016

Review - Pier-Tech 1 Pier and Eyepiece Tray 25 April 2016
iPhone imaging: Mercury, Jupiter; StarLock Polar Drift Align 25 April 2016
Telescope Pier Installation and First Use 24 April 2016
D7200 DSLR Imaging: HDR Moon 21 April 2016
Final Pier Location; POD Door Repair; iPhone Galilean Moons, Waxing Gibbous Moon 19 April 2016
SkyShed POD Zenith Table (PZT): Construction, Installation, & Use 18 April 2016
Imaging: Moon-Jupiter Conjunction, Moon, ISS 18 April 2016
PZT Installed & First Use; Imaging: Moon, Jupiter Moons, ISS 17 April 2016
D7200 DSLR imaging: Mercury, Jupiter, First Quarter Moon 14 April 2016
PZT support brackets; iPhone Moon Imaging 13 April 2016
More PZT work, Wireless AutoStar II repair attempt; Sunspot AR2529 12 April 2016
DSLR imaging: Thor's Helmet 3 April 2016
Review - ScopeStuff AutoStar II Cable 2 April 2016
DSLR Imaging: M78, NGC1977, and IC410 Nebulae 2 April 2016

AutoStar & StarLock calibrations; DSLR imaging: Jupiter & Bode's Galaxy 28 March 2016
D7200 DSLR imaging: Owl Nebula, Crab Nebula, Sarah's Galaxy, Jupiter 27 March 2016
Cloud Shortened Session, Brief Jupiter Observing 26 March 2016
Short Observing Session: Jupiter, NGC3628 (Sarah's Galaxy), M1 (Crab Nebula) 25 March 2016
Jupiter observing, iPhone Moon 24 March 2016
iPhone 6s Plus imaging: Moon, Crater Aristarchus & Vallis Schröten 21 March 2016
D7200 DSLR imaging: Moon, Jupiter 19 March 2016
iPhone 6s Plus imaging: Moon, Jupiter 18 March 2016
Opening the Observatory (video), iPhone 6s Plus Lunar Imaging 17 March 2016
Critter; Crater Theophilus, Jupiter Eupora & Io Shadows 15 March 2016
Imaging: Moon; Jupiter; M1; Galaxies M101, M51, M82 13 March 2016
Imaging: Crescent Moon, Orion Nebula, Leo Triplet Galaxies 11 March 2016
More PZT work; More DSLR DSO Astrophotography Tests 9 March 2016
PZT Construction Started; D7200 DSLR & iPhone LX600 Astrophotography Tests 1 March 2016

Review - Optec Lepus 0.62X Focal Reducer 29 February 2016
Critter Visitor; Tests: D7200 DSLR White Balance, LX600 StarLock Long Exposures 28 February 2016
LX600 StarLock Astrophotography Optimizations 27 February 2016
Review - Astrozap AstroCap Focusing Mask 26 February 2016
Sun-HST Transit Attempt; More 12" LX600 Accessories Testing 26 February 2016
Telescope Pier Measurements; 12" LX600 First DSO Imaging, New Accessories Tests 25 February 2016
Review - Thousand Oaks Optical Solar Filter 23 February 2016
Solar Filter Tests, LX600 Wi-Fi Issue Resolved 23 February 2016
More 12" LX600 Checkouts, Full Moon Imaging 23 February 2016
12" LX600 Polar Alignment, Checkout, and Moon iPhone Imaging 22 February 2016
Meade 12" LX600 in the SkyShed POD 18 February 2016
Meade 12" LX600 Checkout and First Light 18 February 2016
IT'S HERE: Meade 12" LX600!!! 16 February 2016
Mighty ETX-105PE Observing & iPhone 6s Plus Imaging 16 February 2016
600mm Lens Moon Photos; Observatory Patio Carpet Repair 13 February 2016
Observatory Cleanup; 600mm Lens: Crescent Moon, Earthshine 12 February 2016
Observatory Upgrades Update; 600mm Lens Imaging: Moon, Saturn, & Jupiter 11 February 2016
Final Session with Meade 8" LX200-ACF Telescope; Goodbye Old Friend 7 February 2016
Next to Last 8" Telescope Session; Faint DSO Observing 6 February 2016
DSO Observing with 8" LX200-ACF; Observatory Upgrade News 5 February 2016
iPhone: Orion Nebula; D7200: Zodiacal Light, Comet Catalina 4 February 2016
First Observatory Upgrade Completed; Zodiacal Light, Gemini & Orion, Comet Catalina 3 February 2016

D7200 DSLR Imaging: Eskimo Nebula, ISS (oops) 31 January 2016
Short Night of Observing, Sirius B (Pup Star); Observatory Upgrades Status 27 January 2016
iPhone 6s Plus Imaging: The Moon 25 January 2016
Lunar Imaging 21 January 2016
iPhone imaging: Occultation of Aldebaran 20 January 2016
D7200 DSLR: Lunar Imaging 18 January 2016
Review - Observer Pro v1.1 iOS app 18 January 2016
Critter, Crescent Moon 14 January 2016
Crescent Moon, Earthshine; Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) 13 January 2016
More Weather, Critter; Crecent Moon, Earthshine; Witch Head, Flame, Horsehead, Eskimo Nebulae 12 January 2016
Oracle Snow; Observatory Upgrades Planning 8 January 2016
Mercury Observing 3 January 2016
Belt of Venus; Imaging: V1025 Tauri, Crab, Flame, Horsehead, Orion Nebulae 2 January 2016

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