Telescopes Family Portrait;
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Posted: 29 January 2018
Sunday morning, 28 January 2018, I set up all my telescopes at the observatory for this family portrait:
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Open: Sunday, 28 January 2018, 1731 MST
1737 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed the waxing gibbous Moon, 102X.
Mounted the D7200 DSLR at prime focus + focal reducer. Wanted to photograph the Moon in the bright blue sky before sunset.
This is a 1/1000sec, ISO 200, White Balance Auto, photo:
Even with the focal reducer, the near perigee Moon barely fit in the camera field-of-view using the 12" telescope.
1752 MST: sunset.
Did some lunar observing, 102X. Seeing was not good. Strong breezes began.
1828 MST: viewed the planet Uranus, 102X and 271X. I had planned to image Uranus but seeing was too bad.
1834 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Sunday, 28 January 2018, 1842 MST
Session Length: 1h 11m|
Conditions: Clear, breezy
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