Critter; iPhone Moon
Posted: 30 March 2018
Late Thursday afternoon I saw this antelope squirrel outside my office:
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Open: Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1825 MST
Conditions: Mostly clear
1830 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed the Moon, 102X and 81X.
1844 MST: sunset.
Began setting up to photograph the Moon with the 12" telescope and iPhone 8 Plus. Mounted the iPhone on the 2" 30mm eyepiece. This afocal 81X was taken with the iOS app NightCap Camera (ISO 22, 1/4400sec):
When I finished Moon astrophotography I noticed that the western sky was looking very pretty. 1854 MST: I stepped outside of the observatory to take this iPhone photo:
1858 MST: returned to the observatory and viewed Venus with the 12" telescope, 81X and 102X, through thin clouds.
1905 MST: High Precision ON. Did a GOTO M40 (asterism). Used High Precision since the twilight sky was still bright. M40 was faintly visible against the bright sky, 102X.
1908 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1916 MST
Session Length: 0h 51m|
Conditions: Partly cloudy
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