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Mars 09-26-2020

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#1 Achernar

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:37 PM

Last night a period of at least okay seeing came though, and I was ready to take advantage of it. This image of Mars is a stack of 8,000 frames from an AVI file that contained 36,000 frames recorded at 400 X 400 pixel resolution with a ZWO 290MC camera, Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector and an Antares 1.5X Barlow. As usual, the telescope was my 8-inch Celestron EdgeHD SCT.

 

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#2 Az Frank

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:40 PM

A fine result coming from your C8!



#3 Kiwi Paul

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:56 AM

Great shot Taras. I’m shooting for that detail with my C8. It’s largely getting the good seeing of which I have not had much lately mainly due to wind. The whole country is being battered by gales, severe at times - for the next two days!!
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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:34 AM

Thanks AZ Frank and Kiwi Paul. I found it's  a challenge to get decent images from coastal Alabama due to the usually bad seeing, or heat blooms that last until late at night. My attempts to image Jupiter and Saturn a few hours before imaging Mars were in fact failures due to bad seeing. It seems 8-inches is also on the small side for planetary imaging as well given how many folks here use larger telescopes than mine. The multiple tropical storms and hurricanes that came into the Gulf of Mexico this summer weren't helping either.

 

 Taras


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