More iPhone 11 Pro Max Messier Catalog Astrophotography
Posted: 21 October 2019
Open: Sunday, 20 October 2019, 1936 MST
1942 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
1945 MST: viewed M55 (globular cluster), 102X and 163X.
Locked mirror. Mounted iPhone 11 Pro Max on the 15mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter.
1957 MST: StarLock ON, High Precision ON.
Imaged the following using the iPhone and the iOS app NightCap Camera, afocal 163X.
M55 (globular cluster, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute)
M2 (globular cluster, ISO 6400, 1sec, 1 minute)
M30 (globular cluster, ISO 12500, 1sec, 5 seconds)
Switched to the 2" 30mm eyepiece for these afocal 81X images.
M39 (open cluster, ISO 6400, 1sec, 10 seconds)
M110 (galaxy, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute)
M32 (galaxy, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute)
Switched to a 2" 50mm eyepiece for these afocal 49X images.
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute)
M33 (Triangulum Galaxy, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute)
M45 (Pleiades, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute)
It is amazing that the iPhone was able to image a dust lane in the Andromeda Galaxy and some nebulosity in the Pleiades.
2115 MST: StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed M45 (Pleiades), 49X and 102X.
2129 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Sunday, 20 October 2019, 2137 MST
Session Length: 2h 01m|
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