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Olympus Mons and Valles Marineris - Collab with Daughter

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#1 Thundermoon1994

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 10:12 AM

This one was a collaboration. My daughter (7) came out with me Thursday night. Really the first time it was feasible, now that the planet is rising earlier and lining up better with her bed time. She held the hand controller and pressed the buttons to manually compensate for some polar alignment error. I told her it was a video game! She did a terrific job keeping Mars on the screen, and we shared some nice time together. grin.gif


I really like this view of Mars. It shows its two most dramatic features: Olympus Mons at upper left, which is the largest mountain in the solar system, and Valles Marineris at center right, which is the longest, deepest canyon in the solar system! Image captured October 22 at 9:54 PM with a Celestron C11 and ZWO ASI224MC camera.

 

 

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 10:13 AM

wow superb details , thanks .


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 10:25 AM

Good teamwork!  Nice image and special thanks for the surface feature identifications.


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 11:33 AM

Wonderful! Tell her to always be curious. waytogo.gif


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 12:15 PM

More important: did she enjoy it?


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:14 PM

Very nice image, Damien! My 8-year old daughter has also wanted to help me with my Mars images.  It's still rising high a bit late for her, but it should become easier with daylight saving ending this weekend.


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:45 PM

What a very nice story Damien. Yes, one can see how it would be like a video game! Superb result.
Cheers Paul
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Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:49 PM

More important: did she enjoy it?

Very much!  She begged and pleaded to keep going, but it was 10:30, so I told her she needed to go to bed....And then the seeing improved again, and she had to be the one to tell me that she was too cold! lol.gif



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Posted 29 October 2020 - 11:35 AM

World class image. Awesome father and daughter bonding time, too.


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.  She really enjoyed reading them! grin.gif 

 

 

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