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Does Hellas look odd?

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#1 Sunspot

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 04:10 PM

I did a quick processing of an IR image of Mars from last night and Hellas looks odd. I processed a Red frame from a different time and it still looks odd. Perhaps some dust?

 

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#2 AstroEthan

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 04:13 PM

I noticed that last night too! It was visible in the raw data. Looks like we imaged almost at the same time.

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EDIT: Here's the finished image. Probably the fastest I've ever processed an image in about two yearsToo bad seeing wasn't any better. :undecided:

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Isn't Hellas known for being the origin of many planet-wide dust storms?

 

EDIT AGAIN: Added annotated image in case anyone doesn't see it.


Edited by AstroEthan, 05 September 2016 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 04:35 PM

Yes it does! Glad someone else confirmed it. Damian Peach also confirmed the dust in Hellas and west of it. I haven't processed the RGB images yet, but will later today. Love us some excitement on Mars!



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 05:21 PM

I am not sure if I can be of help due to my lousy financial stituation I am stuck imaging with my weaselly 6" f8  tonight looks to be the first decent night in a while on the account of the tropics becoming active. last night we had severe t storms along with mammatus clouds all over the sky. I really wnt to get my 12 inch mirror put together on a nice heavy duty gem soon.

 as for your images real nice



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 06:08 PM

Got all the signs of a nice dust storm. Getting close to the dusty season too.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 06:45 PM

was going to go out and image tonight but you guessed it. Big t storms passing orlando calrecian and moving right towards indian river Florida. they look to be fizzling out but they have already done there damage spreading high altitude cloud over the whole area



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:43 PM

I'm out imaging Mars, but it is the worst seeing I've seen since November. I think I see the dust storm through the turbulence... barely.

EDIT: Done! Stacks looks awful, but WinJUPOS and a little extra sharpening afterwards might save it enough to show more.

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:22 PM

Out again; much better tonight! I'll edit this post with a quick stack n' sharpen tonight!

 

EDIT: Looked quite a bit bigger in the AVI, but there's definitely something there!

 

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EDIT AGAIN: Final Image!

 

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Edited by AstroEthan, 05 September 2016 - 11:21 PM.



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