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speckles

Mars from 1st March with 127 MAK

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Celestron 127 SLT Mak with SPC900 and a X2 Barlow. Seeing variable between poor and average as well as thin high cloud drifting across reduced 1000 frames taken to about 220 used.

Registax 6 and Photoshop to finish. Fingers crossed for a couple of nights with good seeing before Mars gets too small!

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Nice shot Speckles ;)

It's all there NPC and basic detail

Good work

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I think you could go for a lot more frames and get more detail than you have already. The ones I did on Thursday night were something like 1500 of 2500 frames, but if there's any clear sky this weekend I shall be giving it another go starting from nearer 4000. Was a tough night to be imaging though, wasn't it? I have some frames where Mars disappeared entirely, and when I turned my attention to Saturn later on I couldn't see more than a vague grey smudge on the camera.

James

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Nice one, good capture, small but perfectly formed,

Regards

Ben ;)

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I think you could go for a lot more frames and get more detail than you have already. The ones I did on Thursday night were something like 1500 of 2500 frames, but if there's any clear sky this weekend I shall be giving it another go starting from nearer 4000. Was a tough night to be imaging though, wasn't it? I have some frames where Mars disappeared entirely, and when I turned my attention to Saturn later on I couldn't see more than a vague grey smudge on the camera.

James

Thanks for your suggestion, James. I missed the opportunity Saturday night and Sunday has started very unpromisingly :). When I get some time I'm going to try using frames from 3 avi's taken in fairly quick succession on Thursday. I'll report back on how it goes.

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Looking at the forecast we're supposed to have clear skies tonight, tomorrow night and Wednesday night. Could be a tough week on the "getting enough sleep" front :)

James

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Put together 3 avi's and posted result in a new thread - big improvement! Thanks for the advice, James!

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