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June Perigee Full Moon

Posted: 14 June 2022

Cloudy skies returned on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, with an early arrival of Monsoon Season moisture. Cloudy nights continued until Monday, 13 June. Had a brief pre Monsoon Season rainshower (0.04") late Sunday afternoon, 12 June. It was the first rain here since late March 2022.

Open: Monday, 13 June 2022, 1902 MST
Temperature: 88°F
Session: 1778
Conditions: Clear, windy

12" f/8 LX600 w/StarLock
2" 24mm UWA eyepiece
Focal reducer

iPhone 13 Pro Max

SYNCed observatory clock to WWV time signals.

1907 MST: Dome Cover photo OFF.

1913-2006 MST: Relaxed on the observatory patio bench.

1935 MST: Sunset.

Prepared the D850 DSLR for Moon imaging.

2010 MST: LX600 ON, StarLock OFF, High Precision OFF.

2015 MST: Watched the nearly Full Moon rise over the hill to the southeast, 102X. A very slight terminator was visible.

Took this heldhand iPhone 13 Pro Max photo of the Moon projected onto the observatory dome using the Camera app (Night Mode, 10 seconds, 1X lens).


2026 MST: Kissing Bug terminated.

2027-2036 MST: Relaxed on the bench while waiting for the Moon to rise a little higher.

Mounted the D850 DSLR at prime focus + focal reducer.

The Moon (1/500sec, ISO 100).

Click or tap on image for larger version

This is the same image, but highly saturated to show colors on the Moon.


2055 MST: LX600 OFF.

2115 MST: Dome Cover ON due to forecasted cloudy nights with rain.

Close: Monday, 13 June 2022, 2118 MST
Temperature: 80°F
Session Length: 2h 16m
Conditions: Clear, breezy

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