iPhone Mercury, Venus, Lunar Crater Walter, & Jupiter
Posted: 21 June 2018
Open: Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 1853 MST
1900 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
1902 MST: viewed the planet Mercury, low in the western sky, 102X and 271X. Its phase was similar to Moon's phase this evening.
Mounted the iPhone 8 Plus on the 2" 9mm eyepiece and did some video recordings using NightCap Camera. This is a stack of 152 video frames (ISO 22, 1/4367sec):
1911 MST: viewed the planet Venus, 102X and 271X. It also had a similar phase this evening. This is a stack of 152 video frames with the iPhone and NightCap Camera (ISO 22, 1/2525sec):
1917 MST: viewed the Moon, 102X. Took this handheld iPhone afocal 102X photo using the Camera app:
I then did some lunar observing, 271X. The crater Walter had a nice mountain shadow crossing the crater floor.
1928 MST: Kissing Bug terminated.
1938 MST: sunset.
Mounted the iPhone on the 9mm eyepiece. At the center of this afocal 271X image with NightCap Camera (ISO 22, 1/50sec) is the crater Walter with the shadow extending to the left:
This is crater Walter at 271X using the iPhone 2X lens and NightCap Camera (ISO 250, 1/250sec):
1946 MST: viewed the planet Jupiter, 102X. Three moons and the Great Red Spot were visible. At 271X the view of Jupiter was pretty good. This is a stack of 614 video frames, afocal 271X, NightCap Camera (ISO 25, 1/59sec):
1952 MST: ended imaging.
1955 MST: took a last look at Jupiter, 271X and 102X.
1956 MST: LX600 OFF.
This was a short session due to an early morning commitment the next day.
Close: Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 2006 MST
Session Length: 1h 13m|
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