Venus and the Pleiades
Posted: 3 April 2020
Open: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1904 MST
1911 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.
Viewed the planet Venus, 102X.
I then set up the D850 DSLR with the 150-600mm lens on the SkyTracker Pro near the observatory.
1939 MST: polar aligned the SkyTracker Pro.
2005 MST: Venus and the Pleiades (f/22, 30 seconds, ISO 1600, White Balance 5560K, FL 600mm).
And for those of you who like "lens flares", Venus and the Pleiades (f/8, 60 seconds, ISO 5000, White Balance 5560K, FL 600mm).
I then switched to a 24-70mm lens.
Orion (upper left), Hyades star cluster (near center), and Venus and the Pleiades (lower right). (f/4, 30 seconds, ISO 3200, White Balance 5560K, FL 32mm).
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2044 MST: ended sky photography.
2051 MST: LX600 OFF.
Close: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2102 MST
Session Length: 1h 58m|
This session occurred on the 15th Anniversary of my 2nd visit to "Oracle Observatory".
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