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#1 Vega700

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 02:37 AM

I was fortunate to have 6 days of good seeing out of 7 during the start of the dust storm at Vallis Marineris on the western side, and see it spread round to the Hellas basin. I deliberately processed the colour balance to show the surface of Mars beneath the dust. Mars is shrinking by the day and getting harder to capture the details.The southern polar ice cap must be at its minimum now. Thanks for looking Luke.

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#2 Tulloch

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 03:05 AM

Excellent series of captures here, really shows the progress of the dust storm

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 03:24 AM

Excellent series of captures here, really shows the progress of the dust storm

Thank you Andrew. Yes been lucky with the seeing over in the West.



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 04:39 AM

Wonderful images and what a great palette scheme. Very well done.
Cheers Paul

#5 Tyson M

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 05:22 AM

Incredible images of this event!!



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:04 AM

Bloody ripper images, mate!

 

I've said it several times before…if NASA gets a hold of these, they'll deorbit the Hubble! laugh.gif

 

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 09:03 AM

Amazing series of shots. Well done!



#8 Jeff B1

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 09:20 AM

This planet encircling dust storm came right on time as we have seen many times in the past.   In my 2020 Mars apparition article it is noted:  https://dustymars.ne...//2020_MARS.htm

 

DUST STORMS

 

Observers should be aware that during the next apparition of Mars in 2020 a major dust storm may occur to block our view of the clouds and surface of the Red Planet. While it is nearly impossible to predict these events our studies show that the Martian dusty season should begin on or about March 13, 2020 (165° Ls) through February 07,2021 (360° Ls) with the highest probability around the second week in August (255° Ls) and again peaking November 15 (315° Ls). Massive, planet-encircling storms usually occur in the southern hemisphere summer and usually in sensitive areas for the development of dust storms are in northwest Hellas.

 

Do not be surprised if another early dust storm occurs on or about April 17, 2020 (184 Ls). Observers should be alert for dust clouds in the northeast Hellas Basin, the Serpentis-Noachis region, and the Solis Lacus region. For more detailed information on Martian dust storms on this web site.

 

More dust storm fun and frolic:  https://dustymars.ne...ips_of_Mars.htm

 

https://dustymars.ne...etTrendDust.htm


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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:26 AM

Beautiful captures and excellent processing. Wonderful results!!

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 06:05 PM

Very, very nice capture chronicle of some of the more active aspects of the storms Luke - you've been very lucky over there lately, congratulations! :) waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:00 PM

Wonderful images and what a great palette scheme. Very well done.
Cheers Paul

Thanks Paul. Yes the balance of colour makes huge difference.smile.gif

 

Incredible images of this event!!

Thanks for the complement.



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:01 PM

Bloody ripper images, mate!

 

I've said it several times before…if NASA gets a hold of these, they'll deorbit the Hubble! laugh.gif

 

BQ

BQ Thanks again. You have great humour. lol.gif lol.gif



#13 Vega700

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:04 PM

This planet encircling dust storm came right on time as we have seen many times in the past.   In my 2020 Mars apparition article it is noted:  https://dustymars.ne...//2020_MARS.htm

 

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Thanks for the article! Very detailed and interesting indeed.



#14 Vega700

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:05 PM

Beautiful captures and excellent processing. Wonderful results!!

Thank you! Processing takes quite a bit of time, like painting a picture.



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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:09 PM

Very, very nice capture chronicle of some of the more active aspects of the storms Luke - you've been very lucky over there lately, congratulations! smile.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif

Thank you Darryl.! I hope Pat comes out of hospital and recovers soon. I fully understand the anxiety of waiting for a loved one at hospital. Look forward to seeing more of your images.smile.gif smile.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 30 November 2020 - 02:02 AM

Thank you Luke - I know you can empathise, I'm familiar with your own family situation. We'll know in the next couple of days when Pat will go in for the op - they meet every Tuesday to decide their schedule & when we met the surgeon last Wednesday he said it would be before Xmas...naturally we're hoping Xmas will be extra special for us this year! I'll also take that in place of any 71st birthday present for me this Wednesday! :) 


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Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:01 AM

You know what they say about after the dust settles?   BARSOOM!   lol.gif


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Posted 30 November 2020 - 10:32 AM

Thank you Luke - I know you can empathise, I'm familiar with your own family situation. We'll know in the next couple of days when Pat will go in for the op - they meet every Tuesday to decide their schedule & when we met the surgeon last Wednesday he said it would be before Xmas...naturally we're hoping Xmas will be extra special for us this year! I'll also take that in place of any 71st birthday present for me this Wednesday! smile.gif

Yes Darryl. I really hope it all works out smoothly for you. I am sure she is in good hands. At 71 you are still young. The main thing is your eyesight in this hobby. One thing which I highly recommend is to replace your existing monitor with one of these new Asus eyesight care monitors, they are great. No more tired eyes and headaches!smile.gif



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Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:42 PM

Really nice series of captures, I love how the dust helps delineate Valles Marineris! 


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Posted 14 December 2020 - 09:41 PM

Hi Jemmo - knowing Luke a bit I'm sure he doesn't mind, but it is best to start your own thread for your own images, that way you will get specific responses/answers to your request...whereas here it is less likely to! wink.gif

 

Those dark patches are the albedo markings on Mars, the "landscape" so to speak where darker (rocky) material is exposed as opposed to the lighter sand & dust everywhere on Mars: this region (Cimmeria to Daedalus etc) does look like there is dust there in your image - I refer to those aspects of your image where a "red blush" appears more pronounced - but as you progress you will learn a bit more about processing - & "tips" etc abound on this forum, but again are better answered if you start your own thread. smile.gif



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Posted 15 December 2020 - 02:24 AM

Hi Jemmo - knowing Luke a bit I'm sure he doesn't mind, but it is best to start your own thread for your own images, that way you will get specific responses/answers to your request...whereas here it is less likely to! wink.gif

Those dark patches are the albedo markings on Mars, the "landscape" so to speak where darker (rocky) material is exposed as opposed to the lighter sand & dust everywhere on Mars: this region (Cimmeria to Daedalus etc) does look like there is dust there in your image - I refer to those aspects of your image where a "red blush" appears more pronounced - but as you progress you will learn a bit more about processing - & "tips" etc abound on this forum, but again are better answered if you start your own thread. smile.gif

Apologies. I’m new to this forum. Actually I’ve never been in a forum, thank you for the tip and the great info on mars. Cheers. Post removed ☺️

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 09:04 AM

Apologies. I’m new to this forum. Actually I’ve never been in a forum, thank you for the tip and the great info on mars. Cheers. Post removed ☺️

Hallo Jemmo,

Sorry didn't have time to reply to your post. Darryl explained it very nicely. Also I think I saw you have an 8 inch scope, so to get more details on such a small planet also you would need a few more inches. Nevertheless from what I saw you did very well and only through experimenting and reading the posts here, gradually we can improve our images.smile.gif waytogo.gif




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