Deimos, the small natural satellite of the planet Mars 31/07/2018 01:21
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Tonight and hopefully tomorrow night I was planing to see Phobos and/or Deimos.
I have two windows of opportunity tonight, at 20:50-21:20 AEST and 00:30-01:00 to see Phobos and tomorrow around 20:00 to see both Phobos and Deimos.
I covered half of my Ethos eyepiece opening with electrical tape to put Mars behind and look for Phobos. The shield worked a charm, but still Phobos did not pop into view at all.
Visually I was unsuccessful to see Phobos tonight but imaging at 1/15th second exposure I might have not only caught Phobos, but also Deimos coming around from the glare of Mars.
The attached image was exposed one for Phobos, 1/15th sec with gain set at max gain and for Mars I exposed a 1/313th sec @ 60fps and no gain than combine both in photoshop.
I'm hoping to give it another go at 00:30-01:00.
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
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/