April 2nd, 2023, 9:26 p.m. local time
Temperatures climbed over 50 degrees Fahrenheit this afternoon, with clear skies, misleading me to believe it may be a decent evening to bring out the telescope. Hours later after Sunset, it was considerably colder and I kept returning into my house for additional clothing layers. The bitter night wind was picking up, but since I already had the Dobsonian outside, I photographed the 88% Moon.
I am still trying to understand the multiple lenses on the iPhone 14 Pro. Case in point tonight – I aligned the phone to mount with the stock camera app, but tonight NightCap could not see out of that lens. I had to re-adjust the phone until NightCap could “see” through the hole at the back of the mount. I need to become more acquainted with the advanced camera features of the phone and how to control them for astrophotography.
- 254mm Dobsonian telescope (homemade)
- 23mm eyepiece
- No eyepiece filter
- iPhone 14 Pro
- Smartphone telescope eyepiece adapter
- NightCap app on iPhone
- 1/7000 sec exposure
- ISO 57
- Focal length: 7mm
- Touchups in PaintShop Pro and AfterShot Pro