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Dusty Mars animated - 17 Nov 2020


Dusty Mars animated - 17 Nov 2020

Mars with a dust storm starting to cover parts of the planet, captured over about 2.5 hours which I've turned into an animation. Same processing for all images, and I used the Ephemerides feature in WinJupos to calculate the horizontal position angle so I could remove the field rotation caused by my mount.

Celestron Evolution 9.25" SCT @ around f/21 with 2.5x TV PowerMate, ASI 224MC, 75000 frames at 250 fps, 5000 frames stacked in AS!3 with 3x drizzle, sharpened in Registax, final touches in Photoshop Elements, final image 50% larger than captured.






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