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  1. Mars and Deimos, the small natural satellite of the planet Mars GSO 0.20 m Sky-Watcher EQ-5 Pro Deluxe motorized ASI 120MC + IR/UV Cut filter GSO barlow lens 5x (APO) Baader Planetarium IR/UV Cut filter f: 5000 mm f/25 Mars 31/07/2018 01:36 Deimos 31/07/2018 01:21 Matteo Vacca Milis, Italy http://vaccamatteo.weebly.com/ https://www.astrobin.com/users/matteovacca/
  2. Mars covered by dust storm 12/07/2018 03:19 GSO 0.20 m Sky-Watcher NEQ-5 Pro SynScan mount ASI 120MC GSO barlow lens 5x (APO) f: 5000 mm  f/25 Matteo Vacca Milis, Italy http://vaccamatteo.weebly.com/ https://www.astrobin.com/users/matteovacca/ First and only Mars obtained with my newton. The night i didn't use nobody filter and in the elaboration phase i had many problems but here is. ?
  3. Mars covered by dust storm 12/07/2018 03:19 GSO 0.20 m Sky-Watcher NEQ-5 Pro SynScan mount ASI 120MC GSO barlow lens 5x (APO) f: 5000 mm f/25 Matteo Vacca Milis, Italy http://vaccamatteo.weebly.com/ https://www.astrobin.com/users/matteovacca/ First and only Mars obtained with my newton. The night i didn't use nobody filter and in the elaboration phase i had many problems but here is. ?
  4. From the album: Solar System Objects

    Mars with Hellas Planitia and Syrtis Major visible. Looks like the Dust storm, which was persisting on Mars for the last few months is starting to die down, revealing more detail than only a couple of weeks ago.

    © Mariusz Goralski

  5. MarsG76

    Mars 11 July 2018

    From the album: Solar System Objects

    The side of Mars with Olympus Mons and Tharsis peaking out (top left of the disc). This is another sign that the dust storm is settling down since we're capturing volcanic mountain peaks.

    © Mariusz Goralski

  6. Mars imaged around 1.30 AM BST. Seeing poor, altitude about 12 deg, Mars just above a roof, had to wait for gap in cloud. Using: C8 SE, ASI120MC, ADC, best of 2000 frames, processed in Registax6. Some surface detail and a polar cap can be made out, confirming visual observation.
  7. Mars will appear at a perihelic opposition from the Sun during the night of 2018 JUL 26-27. Greatest brilliance at magnitude -2.8 is expected on JUL 28, with closest approach to Earth on JUL 31. It will be nearly as bright and close as in 2003, which was its closest in more than 60,000 years. Photos and descriptions of Mars during its current apparition would be welcome additions to this thread.
  8. First attempt at imaging mars. Pleased to have captured some details considering the ongoing dust storm. One very dusty marble at the moment! Equipment: SW 200PDS, HEQ5 Pro, ASI290MC + IR-cut filter.
  9. Some reasonable seeing from my location in Selsey, West Sussex over the last couple of nights. Here are three results for Mars, Jupiter and Saturn from 26 June. Pete
  10. From the album: Solar System Objects

    Mars imaged on 10th June 2018 to keep track of the developing dust storm on Mars. This was taken with a Skyris 618C through a 8" SCT and derotated from 7 videos in WinJupos.

    © Mariusz Goralski

  11. MarsG76

    Mars 9th May 2018

    From the album: Solar System Objects

    Mars imaged on 9th May 2018 Just after my imaging session of Jupiter during this opposition. This was taken with a Skyris 618C through a 8" SCT.

    © Mariusz Goralski

  12. Hello All, Another of contribution to the planetary imaging contest... this is Mars taken on 10th June 2018. I plan to image Mars every so often to keep an eye on the development of the dust storm, and hoping that it will not destroy our view of Mars last week in July and first week in August. Taken with a my 8SE - 8" SCT with the Skyris 618C at F33. Clear skies.
  13. Hello again astronomers, Looking forward to the opposition of Mars in a bit over a month from now, the one thing that has me a bit concerned is the developing dust storm on Mars, so naturally I'm keeping an eye on it and hoping, hoping hard for it to settle down... I seen a photo today showing that the whole Mars globe is dusted out, but photos like this have turned up previously, such as on the same day I took the below picture and showed a hazed out dust ball, but obviously that was not the case, although there is definitely a dust storm developing as shown in the actual pic and "Mars Globe" simulation image. Let's hope the Mars Clears up by August... this year.
  14. Last night I randomly woke at 3:15 and when ever I get up in the night i can't help but have a quick peek at the stars as the street lights are still off. I noticed Mars in the south but more bright than I've ever seen it, it really stood out. I'm wondering if this extra bright appearance might have anything to do with the colossal dust storm playing out at the moment and the particulate reflecting more light in the atmosphere? Any thoughts. Campbell
  15. Night of 12-13 June. I had not had a go at Saturn and Mars for some time, so set up the C8 to image them. Kit: Celestron C8 SE SLT, ASI120MC, ADC. Seeing: initially poor but improving through night. The Jupiter images were unexceptional, but the Saturn ones resolve the Cassini division well (compared with my earlier efforts). The rings look odd - I wonder if this is the conjunction brightening I have read about? Mars was very low when imaged at around 2am BST. I packed up because I was tired and cloud cover was forecast. I still got some surface detail.
  16. Mars in opposition 22/05/2016 01:09 Are visible as two light spots two vulcains. From left to right: Olympus Mons and Elysium Mons (76.326 million km) GSO 0.20 m Sky-Watcher NEQ-5 Pro SynScan mount QHY5L-IIC + IR cut filter GSO barlow lens 2.5x (APO) f: 2500 mm f/12.5 Matteo Vacca Milis, Italy http://vaccamatteo.weebly.com/ https://www.astrobin.com/users/matteovacca/
  17. Hello friends I captured to night to phone oneplus 2, 4s long Sutter photo very light is Mars and upper side Saturn.... I want more clear image but how?!!!!
  18. Hi All, After capturing about a hour of Jupiter videos to stack, I moved my sights on Mars and Saturn. Here im sharing my results of Mars... This was captured during the night of Jupiter opposition. Clear skies.
  19. This morning I set out to get some images of Mars and Saturn, having got a good result with Jupiter a few nights ago. It turned out to be one of those occasions when almost everything seemed to go wrong. I struggled for ages in the dark to get the 8SE mount attached to the tripod (it has some white stickers on it now), the solar system align turned out to be inaccurate, and the laptop kept crashing. It became a race to get some result before daylight intervened. I aimed at Jupiter, and tried out Sharpcap's exposure histogram before turning to Saturn. The focus would not come good (as the stacked images confirm) so I switched to Mars, with the result shown below. The dark smudge appears in all six videos and seems to match the position of Syrtis Major. The Mars result looks encouraging, considering that it will be twice this apparent size at opposition. The altitude of Mars was about 10 deg. Equipment: C8 SE, ASI120MC, ADC, processed in Registax6
  20. The morning before, I was greeted with a close conjunction of Mars and M22 and went into "shutterbug mode", but almost ignored the fact that Saturn was also nearby. After all, the Saturn/Mars conjunction was yet to come (one day later). Well...the next morning, I shot 231 frames of the beautiful Saturn & Mars pairing and here are few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them, too:
  21. I get up a couple of hours before dawn this morning and am greeted with a beautiful pairing of Saturn and Mars. Saturn looks beautiful, tilted perfectly in our direction, a bright peach orb sporting good detail including the Cassini division. Mars is definitely getting bigger and brighter, and is decidedly more reddish than Saturn. I can see a little detail now. I excitedly try out my Mars filter but don't see significantly much more detail (in fact, the overall tint is actually a bit distracting); maybe, it will work better as Mars gets closer). Jupiter, a little farther west, is an awesome, large, bright orb with striking belts, and the moons have a curious question mark-like configuration this morning. The regal Blue Moon is on its way to set, but I don't risk my "dawn" vision looking at it through the eyepiece. The air is pleasantly cool, nowhere near as chilly as some previous mornings (the weather here can't make up its mind if it's winter or spring). A little humid, so I pull out the dew shield. Well, what do you know, there's a developing high cloud to the west, threatening to interfere, lol (fortunately, it doesn't). I really want to see Mars and M22 together, less than a half degree apart, so that means I can see them in a telescopic view! Time to image! I set up the camera on the 127mm Mak and take several shots, this one being my favorite: And here is another pic taken several minutes earlier: Reggie
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