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Kokatha man

Nice Saturn 7 Mars morning...

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Hi again...last week we experienced a good morning of imaging for Mars & Saturn with pretty decent seeing and excellent transparency...but strangely the red for Mars wasn't commensurate with the green & blue image appearances onscreen and their stacked outcomes...usually it's the other way around!

Lots of clouds & haze on Mars with Olympus Mons wreathed in thick orographic clouds around the volcano's dark appearance.....the other line of Tharsis volcanoes are also visible along with delicate surface nuances over Tharsis etc...

Saturn got a little seeing spike for the first rgb and an iR742nM capture and this first Saturn of the morning, taken at around 6.5 metres - which is pretty large scale for the small-pixelled ASI120MM - bears all the hallmarks of one taken much nearer opposition usually... :)

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Awesome shots - both superb - and I've never seen that much detail on Mars before - stunning! :)

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Beautifully detailed shots once again Darryl.  Keep this up and we will need to find some new superlatives  :)

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Excellent work Darryl. It's going to be a long wait for us here to have chances on Saturn that could offer up this sort of quality.

Pete

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Both incredible images Darryl although I must say I don't think I've never seen a Mars image as detailed as that with ameteur equipment absolutely breathtaking!!  :shocked:  :smiley:

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i`m sure thats the best amateur Mars image i`ve ever seen, where did you take these from ?

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Them images just rock Darryl :icon_salut: like pete says its going to be a long wait to get any where near that Quality here!

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Images of the highest quality. Great stuff.

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Has to be one of the best Saturn pictures I have ever seen. Wow.

Hats off.

Mark

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Thanks for all the very generous comments fellas - we appreciate the kind responses! :)

But it's back to the drawing board in this constant quest for more and better images now... :)

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I'm used to the wonderful Saturn images you produce, but the Mars image is a jaw dropper!     I've only managed a grainy pea sized smear so far at 8"/F25, and both G & B channels were marginal.      Did you capture Mars at the same 6.5m focal length used on Saturn?

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Superb, the level of detail is amazing.  One day for me, maybe, or perhaps not?

Robin

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Fantastic stuff Darryl & Pat.

I love the Saturn colors you got.

Dror

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Thanks Charon, Danny, Snakey, Robin and Dror! :)

Yes, this time of the year we would normally drop the f/l for Saturn after Mars captures but the onscreen image was good enough to stick with the same f/l.....a bit of an unexpected surprise this early in Saturn's apparition! :)

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Thats it......I quit! 

Absolutely stunning (as per usual).   :grin:

and as for quitting...No way...this hobby is just so fantastic  :cool:

Hopefully my C8 Edge will be ordered very soon....and hopeful to learn from all of the great planetary imagers on this site. Please keep posting more inspirational pictures for us starters!

Regards

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