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Mars July 2018
 
© D Elijah
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Mars July 2018

This is a re-processed image from some videos I recorded on a trip to Somerset in 2018 during the Mars Opposition. Unfortunately, I lost the exact day of the recording. Telescope: Skymax 150 Maksutov with a TeleVue 2x Barlow. Focal length was approximately 3600mm. Camera: Canon 550D unmodified at ISO 200 with 1/60 exposure. Video was recorded in 640x480 crop mode at 60fps. Processing: Video formatting, quality control and centralising done using Pipp, stacking and tweaking done using Registax.


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This is a superb, realistic image that is loaded with detail. Mars always gets my heart racing and this image is the kick I need to begin observing it. It has the eyepiece view realism that's lost in many images. I love it! 😊

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19 hours ago, mikeDnight said:

This is a superb, realistic image that is loaded with detail. Mars always gets my heart racing and this image is the kick I need to begin observing it. It has the eyepiece view realism that's lost in many images. I love it! 😊

Thanks so much, very kind of you to say :). I actually dialled back the sharpening on it because it just didn't look right.

I started observing the planets way before the imaging and it is so easy to get carried away with the processing to drag out every bit of detail forgetting that you are losing that 'clean' look you get with visual observing (I am definitely guilty of it!).  I wish Mars was in a better position but it does get better later this year.

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