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#226 Jeff B1

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:54 AM

Not sure whose got his 6".  Most likely it is still in his house; his youngest daughter still hangs there I think.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:55 AM

I wish my ASI1600MC camera had arrived earlier, but at least I was able to get a parting shot at Mars although at 12" it's getting awfully small. This was taken with an AP130GTX, 5x Powermate, captured with SharpCap, 250/1000 in Registax:

 

2016_08_06_22_12_12_Mars_processed(250%2

 

 

thats a 12 incher and a 5x barlow? I would think there would be a bunchmore detail. thats only a bit better then my 6"f8 or was that with a 130 mm Im sory im a bit confused

 

I think the 12" refers to the size of Mars as being 12 arc-seconds.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

thats a 12 incher and a 5x barlow? I would think there would be a bunchmore detail. thats only a bit better then my 6"f8 or was that with a 130 mm Im sory im a bit confused

The 12" refers to the SIZE of Mars at the time the photograph was taken in arc seconds (actually it was 12.3"). As indicated in the post, the telescope was a 5" APO (at F31.5 with a 5x TV Powermate). The seeing was pretty lousy - I'm surprised as much detail appeared given that it was hard to see almost anything visually....



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

 

Mars, becoming smaller and smaller...

 

attachicon.gifMARS20160709-211354_e11111111_ap51_2.jpg

 

Questar Standard, Dakin x2.4, ASI224MC

 

I was actually hoping to see more Mars from your Q,  even small ones! 

 

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;)  Here you are!

Actually we enjoy clouds over Singapore continuously for almost one month. But today, sky was almost clear. Seeing was average to good.

 

tryptic Mars2016.jpg


Edited by nicolasM, 08 August 2016 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 11:03 PM

Mars from 8/5/16; Celestron Nexstar 6SE OTA, iOptron ZEQ25 mount, ZWO ASI224MC camera, Firecapture, IR 742 nm filter.

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:14 PM

Getting smaller.  Mediocre seeing doesn't help much either.

 

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:20 PM

Attempted Mars last night, just for the heck of it. 01-08-2017.

 

It's very dim and distant. Hard to image.

 

C6 + 2x Barlow

ASI178MC

 

32170762196_898b358e67_o.jpgMars_01082017 by Martin Wise, on Flickr

 

Very best,


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 12:46 PM

Ok here's mars I shot last night with my C90, UNGUIDED (!) with an ASI120MC at max ROI so frame rates are low at 18FPS, the penalty for not having a driven mount. No matter how you cut it though, an 87mm unguided maksutov imaged Maria on a 4.7" mars and the seeing was hardly stellar. Hope you like.

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 03:48 PM

Due to the overwhelming response to my 4.7" unguided mars image with my C90, here's still one even better at 4.6".

 

Pete

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 04:48 PM

You're dedicated, Pete!  I got a couple of images of Mars last month, but can't motivate myself to try again this year.  But it is nice to be able to image it above the trees from my yard, a luxury I won't have around opposition in 2018.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:23 PM

I know it's the way it is with vid runs but the thing test comes back to me time and again is: keep the faith when running avi's.  It can seem redundant to keep shooting again  and sgain bug proof in the pudding is this image. 90 percent of all the vid I shot was lousy, maybe even 95%.  I had to really fish through all the processing to find the gem. I know, that's imaging , but it always reaffirms itself the next day when doing all the vids and then I'm so glad I gang in there and shot extra!

 

Thanks Ray!

 

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:57 AM

I tried to image the conjunction of Mars and Venus this morning, but couldn't get them together on the ASI224MC's chip with my C6.  I did capture this cute little image of a 3.7" Mars, complete with north polar cap.

 

Mars_171005_065801_lapl6_ap1_Drizzle15b.png

 

So let the small-bore Mars challenge of the new apparition begin!


Edited by KiwiRay, 05 October 2017 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

Beautifully crisp image to be no bigger then that yet. laugh.gif 



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:41 PM

 

I wish my ASI1600MC camera had arrived earlier, but at least I was able to get a parting shot at Mars although at 12" it's getting awfully small. This was taken with an AP130GTX, 5x Powermate, captured with SharpCap, 250/1000 in Registax:

 

2016_08_06_22_12_12_Mars_processed(250%2

 

 

thats a 12 incher and a 5x barlow? I would think there would be a bunchmore detail. thats only a bit better then my 6"f8 or was that with a 130 mm Im sory im a bit confused

 

I think the 12" refers to the size of Mars as being 12 arc-seconds.

 

lol I don't know what I was thinking. perhaps i was tird from imaging all night




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