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#1 Hillbrad

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 05:48 PM

Had some more steady and humid air this morning, so I took advantage of it with Mars.  Cool to see some of the volcanoes coming through.  Taken through my C14 and flea3...

Also I will add that I've been using my old Orion atlas mount for the C14 recently and it works great!  Just had to use some extra counterwieghts.  But for those of you who are considering a C14..just know that you don't always need a huge mount for them. 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 06:17 PM

That's one excellent Mars ! Well done.



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 06:23 PM

 

Also I will add that I've been using my old Orion atlas mount for the C14 recently and it works great!  Just had to use some extra counterwieghts.  But for those of you who are considering a C14..just know that you don't always need a huge mount for them. 

Nice image, Brad. Lots of detail. It looks like that dust cloud near the morning limb, south of Cimmerium is still there. By the way, I use my original CGE mount for my C-14. It works great for planetary imaging, but I don't think it would cut it for deep sky work.

 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 07:20 PM

Really Nice waytogo.gif



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 07:23 PM

Wow!  What a great Mars!



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 07:25 PM

Nailed it!



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 08:38 PM

super photo, love the details . thanks .



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 08:50 PM

Had some more steady and humid air this morning, so I took advantage of it with Mars.  Cool to see some of the volcanoes coming through.  Taken through my C14 and flea3...

Also I will add that I've been using my old Orion atlas mount for the C14 recently and it works great!  Just had to use some extra counterwieghts.  But for those of you who are considering a C14..just know that you don't always need a huge mount for them. 

Very nice Brad, tell me did you use a barlow or any filters? Thank you!! 



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:11 PM

Thanks guys! 

 

And yeah Pete I don't think I'd recommend the eq6 mount for deep sky but for planetary work its been good so far!

 

 

Very nice Brad, tell me did you use a barlow or any filters? Thank you!! 

Thanks Steve! I used an oldschool celestron 2x ultima barlow and I use astrodon RGB filters



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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:14 PM

Also I got a decent Saturn capture as well.  It's still so low at my latitude but I was pleasantly surprised with the result.  These were 2 min captures per channel. 

 

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 06:26 AM

Superb resolution and great processing.

(but a problem on Saturn's colors...)



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:41 AM

One of the finest Mars I have seen this season..waytogo.gif




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