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iPhone 11 Pro Max Messier 77 Galaxy

Posted: 1 November 2019

Wind and clouds returned on Wednesday, 30 October 2019. Thursday, 31 October, dawned clear and windy.

Open: Thursday, 31 October 2019, 2036 MST
Temperature: 58°F
Session: 1401
Conditions: Clear, breezy

Equipment Used:
12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
2" 30mm eyepiece

iPhone 11 Pro Max

2042 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

Viewed M77 (galaxy), 102X.

I had planned to do some imaging for my Extragalactic Supernova Project this night but due to strong breezes and poor seeing I decided to defer that to another night.

2055 MST: High Precision ON.

Mounted the iPhone on the 30mm eyepiece using the Levenhuk adapter to image a galaxy for my Messier Catalog iPhone Astrophotography Album update.

2106 MST: StarLock ON.

Although autoguiding was not ideal, I did get this StarLock autoguided afocal 81X image of M77 (galaxy) using the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iOS app NightCap Camera (Long Exposure, Light Boost, ISO 12500, 1sec, 1 minute exposure).


2116 MST: StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

2127 MST: LX600 OFF.

Close: Thursday, 31 October 2019, 2136 MST
Temperature: 56°F
Session Length: 1h 00m
Conditions: Clear, breezy

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