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Mars, we are getting closer: catch the finest details ....

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#1 emadeg

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 04:28 PM

MARS, WE ARE GETTING CLOSER ....

What I'm presenting today is probably my best shot of the red planet. That in this image is more yellowish, but so I saw the eyepiece and I tried to reproduce the shades as faithfully as possible. In the first image there is an R (g) B obtained with the usual synthetic green method and what is the highlight of the shot, an R channel as I had never taken it at least this year. Thanks to a good but not exceptional seeing, then worsened during the night, in fact the best shots are at 01:45 local time. In the second image instead there is a comparison between the classic RGB and the previous image
The shooting data are the usual:
Dobson 20 "f 4.5 Onstep motorized, barlow 3X + extension, QHY 178 MM, Baader RGB filters, No resize, No ADC, No Topaz ...

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Edited by emadeg, 23 September 2020 - 04:29 PM.

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#2 jeffmac

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 06:50 PM

I'm not an imager but, that's a superb image! That's one of the best images of Mars that I've ever seen.



#3 Kiwi Paul

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 07:05 PM

Fantastic images. Congratulations.
Paul

#4 ryanha

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:26 PM

Excellent images!



#5 sfugardi

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:28 PM

Top shelf images! Details and color look perfect. Very impressive images and scope. Please keep posting

 

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#6 DMach

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 12:15 AM

Amazing image, congratulations!



#7 hyparh

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 10:59 AM

Stunning results, congratulations!bow.gif

 

A little scientific question... I have noticed this odd-looking mist on the North polar region in other high rez amateur images. I wonder what's the nature of it and what is it consisted of? As far as I know most clouds on Mars are formed by water crystals and some by CO2 crystals. Is latter the case with North polar region, because this bluish-black haze doesn't recall anything made of water? It looks like it absorbs the light somehow...



#8 Fiz79

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 12:22 PM

Amazing, this blows me away - thanks for sharing!




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