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Mars 6-23-16 Cathedral City CA - Nexstar 6se asi120MC-S

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Mars 6-23-16 Cathedral City CA - Nexstar 6se asi120MC-S


Here is a shot of Mars taken last night 6-23-16. Mars is shining brightly at the moment, due to its recent opposition last month. The desert heat has limited my deep sky imaging lately due to tons of image noise, but the planets are still shining brightly, as is the moon. This was taken with my new ZWO asi120mc-s planetary camera attached to a Nexstar 6se. This camera blows my old Phillips spc900 webcam out of the water! The surface details really stick out in this one, and you can see cloud formations. This is my best image of Mars...so far!

http://coachella-astronomy-astrophotography.blogspot.com/2016/06/mars-6-23-16-cathedral-city-ca-nexstar.html

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A good Mars result CVA. Similar to what I get from my C8 and you haven't over processed, well done.

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