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Jupiter and Mars 23rd May 2018

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#1 Lacaille

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:23 AM

Hi All,

 

Improved seeing and more attention to cooling the scope is getting me better results here in Canberra.

 

Jupiter 23 May 2018.png

 

Here is Mars showing the 2012 landing site of the Curiosity Rover just to the right of centre.

 

Mars 23 May 2018.png


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#2 StewartB

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:25 AM

Great images.

I found a huge improvement when I turned on my fan.

 

Stewart 


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:26 AM

Very nice images, Mark.  


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 02:26 AM

Outstanding! Still no dust storms!

 

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:55 AM

Outstanding! Still no dust storms!

 

-drl

Hi deSitter,

 

Did you see the apparent dust storm in Hellas a few days back? Hellas was looking "dirty ochre" as Kolkatha Man called it - probably a dust storm contained by the walls around it.  


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:02 AM

No did not. Been sweating a repeat of 2001 An Ochre Odyssey :)

 

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:41 AM

Nice images!

 

Why did you used ADC when planets were so high above horizon?


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#8 Lacaille

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 05:18 AM

Hi Vedran, I started the session with Jupiter at about 50 degrees and the ADC levers were separated by a good 30 degrees, as I recall, using Firecapture's ADC screen to tune it. By the time I finished, the planet was at 70 degrees, but I still needed around 10 degrees separation between the ADC levers. My experience is that the ADC is useful even at high altitudes.
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:10 AM

By the way, Mars is now larger than its size at the worst possible opposition, and will be so from now until mid-October.

 

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

Well done - great stuff!


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 11:07 AM

Great Stuff !!!!!


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 07:23 PM

Good images & processing Mark! waytogo.gif waytogo.gifwaytogo.gif  

 

...I'm gong a bit dippy I think :lol: because I thought I'd replied much earlier. (I did type essentially the same as above - but must've forgotten to hit "Post"..!) :lol:


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:59 PM

Great shots, plenty of detail on Mars  waytogo.gif


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#14 Lacaille

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:49 AM

By the way, Mars is now larger than its size at the worst possible opposition, and will be so from now until mid-October.

 

-drl

Really interesting that! Thanks for letting me know.




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