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Mars through C9.25, 2020-04-14 17:41 UT

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#1 Visit-the-Moon

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:27 PM

A spell of reasonable seeing early morning, though the dew was pretty heavy, gave a good view of Hellas, Syrtis Major & the Southern Polar cap. The detail will be awesome at opposition.

 

CPC 9.25, f/16, Astronomik filters 2c, ASI290MM, FireCapture  (R: 2.3ms, G=53%, 287 FPS, ~13k frames; G: 3.0ms, G=55%, 287 FPS, ~13k frames; B: 3.1ms, G=68%, 287 FPS, ~13k frames). Processed AS!3 40% Resample x2, Registax 6, Astra Image

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:35 PM

Excellent image - was this from this morning in Melbourne? My weather apps told me that it was poor viewing, cloud cover etc, don't bother foreheadslap.gif . I've been trying to get a good image of Mars for a while now, you have grabbed a great one there, well done.

 

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:40 PM

Very nice outcome! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif Over here in South Oz we were set up but a small pocket of rain dumped nearly 5mm of rain in about half an hour while we were asleep...woke up during the rain & had to provide some more cover even though I has a large "water-proofed" sun umbrella protecting the scope etc. Pity, the other conditions looked promising - & you obviously had some decent seeing! :)



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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:44 PM

Thx Andrew, yes Melbourne, went out between 3:30-4:30am. It was clear. Steady for maybe 30 min. Ran off three RGB captures, this was the first one. As you know the weather changes so quickly here, I use the look out-the-window technique smile.gif . Nine-times out of ten its no good. My gear is in a roll off observatory so all equilibrated & up & running within 3 minutes so I can capture these brief moments if I notice them. The only thing I carry outside is a gamer laptop. - Andrew


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:51 PM

Kokatha, there have been many times I've looked out early morning (when I do most of my imaging) & by the time I've put on my "astronomy clothes" (including snow boots - I hate cold feet) & just opening up the observatory, the clouds roll in or it suddenly becomes misty or the stars start twinkling. It is hit & miss!



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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:54 PM

<"It is hit & miss!">

 

After so many years I think we've got that one down bro..! :lol:


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