Moon and Venus-March 20, 2018

I took a picture of the Moon and Venus low in the western sky on March 18, 2018.  The Moon and Venus are further apart.  A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_18,_2018.

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Moon and Venus-March 18, 2018

I took a picture of the Moon and Venus low in the western sky on March 18, 2018.  A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_18,_2018

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Venus and Mercury–March 6, 2018

Venus and Mercury were close together in the western sky after sunset on March 6, 2018.  A better image is located at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/March_6,_2018.

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Super Blue Moon

The clouds cleared and I was able to use the Meade ETX 90EC with the Canon to get some images of the moon.  Unfortunately, the clouds came back and I missed the lunar eclipse in the morning.

The full image is available at https://clearskytonight.com/wiki/Jan_30,_2018.

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Wolf Moon on January 1, 2018

I took a picture of the Wolf Moon.  More information on the image can be found on our wiki. 

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Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter Review

I noticed a new product was being released called the Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter.  I had been researching the options for afocal astrophotography.  I have purchased a Carson HookUpz 2.0 and a different model of the SteadyPix Deluxe

One of the first thing interesting about the SteadyPix Quick was the price which was around $23 at the time I purchased.  So, I decided to give it a try.

The instructions were straightforward.  It easily expanded to hold the smartphone and then the eyepiece clamp move diagonally to align with the camera lens.  The eyepiece clamp then twist-locked around an eyepiece.  This provided for a very secure connection.

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