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A really small Mars image with Q3.5

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#1 TerryWood

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 09:11 PM

This was captured a couple of nights ago with the Q3.5 and QHY462 camera. Mars was really, really small and the seeing wasn't all that good either. Double whammy. I could still make out detail visually though.

 

I enlarged it a bit so it could be seen a little better, but there's only so much to work with as Mars is getting smaller day by day. There's some "onion skinning" on the edge too.

 

Anyway, just felt like throwing something out there.

 

V/R

 

Terry

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 09:15 PM

I could see surface detail on Mars on Thanksgiving after dinner, I used the 16-mm and a 12-mm Brandon and barlowed.


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Posted 30 November 2020 - 09:28 PM

The view through the Q looked pretty good but tiny. It was doing better than the larger scopes. The seeing just wouldn't let the other ones get in the game. I was going to go out tonight but it clouded over too quickly. V/R Terry
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Posted 30 November 2020 - 09:42 PM

Terry, that's a great capture!  I think that "Q462" is working out-well!


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 09:55 AM

Thanks everybody! For that image I quickly set up the Q on it's three legs on the deck. Polar alignment was a guesstimate. I had to get down low to see through the eyepiece as it was done on the fly. I would like a couple of more chances at Mars, but the weather and seeing are getting worse as the season changes. Todd, thanks! I do like the camera though it can be finicky when using the moving ROI. It seems that you can't do any major movements with the mouse without it glitching. If you move it in small increments it seems to do fine though. V/R Terry
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Posted 01 December 2020 - 10:15 AM

Still a mighty fine image of now shrinking Mars Terry waytogo.gif


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Erik! Socked in with clouds now and a chance of snow. It's supposed to be clear tomorrow night, but the seeing forecast isn't looking promising. I'll have to give it a shot anyway!

V/R

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