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  1. Very nice captures. I have had one of these scopes since the early 90's and visually it is still the best scope I have owned. Even better than the C8 Edge HD and C11 I have. Very well made and something rather special about the mirror. I have retired it now as it was not on a driven mount (old Fuller EQ mount) but you have yours driven so may look into resurrecting. It is a best of a scope, I would be interested to see how you have mounted yours on the mount. Both lovely images and a great deal of detail on Mars.
  2. Two images of Mars from the 22nd November showing the Solis Planum and Vales Marineris region. There is dust all over this region making it quite milky in appearance and is especially obvious along the preceding limb on the first image. Only the region around the pole seems to be clear of dust at this time. The Tharsis region is not overly obvious at the moment either so maybe shrouded in dust as well. Olympus Mons can just be made out on the first image appearing from the night side of the planet. The dust seems to clear further round the globe as seen in the second image which is less
  3. That is definitely the Elysium region which is north of Mare Cimmerium, the prominent dark region on the image. Olympus is at a similar latitude but around the planet a little further north of Daedalia Planum and the Tharsis volcanoes.
  4. Image of Theophilus (right), Cyrillus (middle) and the rather worn crater Catharina. Taken back in May this year but only just got around to processing it recently. Celestron 8" Edge HD. x2.5 powermate, IR pass (685nm) and ASI120mm camera.
  5. 6 pane image panorama of the southern highlands showing the crater Moretus on the mid left half of the image. Celestron C11, x2.5 powermate, IR pass (685nm) filter and ASI290mm camera.
  6. That is a stunning image. You didn't borrow Hubble for a few hours did you?
  7. Wow, a great difference and improvement. I have gone around in circles with mine trying to get some consistency and am struggling. Jupiter is my usual planet for imaging and Mars really is a different animal when it comes to processing I find. Definitely worth taking the time to reprocess when you get the results you have, well done.
  8. Sinus Sabeaus, Sinus Meridiani and the Mare Erythraeum region with Niliacus Lacus showing some haze. There were signs of some light cloud all along the following limb. Moderate conditions allowing major features to be clearly seen but it limited fine detail.
  9. Nice image Pete. See you have captured the Elysium region and the bright form of Elysium Mons itself.
  10. Another evening with good conditions allowing a fair amount of detail to be resolved through Syrtis Major and into the Hellas basin. Continued northern polar haze and a little light haze on the following limb but less distinct than other observations. Fingers crossed for more good evenings before the angular size of the planet drops below 15 arc seconds.
  11. View of Hellas, Syrtis Major and Sinus Meridiani under farily good conditions. Some haze can be seen over the south polar region as well as on the following limb over the Mare Erythreaum region. Details of observation are on the image.
  12. Very nice, lovely detail. Wanted to get this region myself but weather did not co-operate. Well done.
  13. Having recently acquired a C11 I managed to grab a few shots of the Moon recently after ending a session on Mars. This was the first time I have had the opportunity to observe the Moon through this scope and despite only being around 20 degrees above the horizon at the time the results were surprising. I especially like shooting over the south pole to try and catch the mountains on the limb and for the first time I have managed to record some subtle shading on the distant mountains themselves. I am looking forward to seeing what I can get out of this scope over the winter when compared
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