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Pete Presland

At last a half reasonable Mars image.

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Mars has been incredibly elusive for me this season, tucked away low down on the horizon, transiting at an unearthly hour as well.

The dust storm has settled down from last month, very washed out discs. The 1st image is with my Asi290mm, the 2nd with my Asi224mc.

The mono image certainly reveals much more detail than the OSC. Not sure what the darkish spots are though, towards the bottom center of the disc.

 

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Nice. Hoping to image it later on if the weather permits. :) 

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Some nice detail on that Mono image Pete, wish i could get on it from my location but its to low down unfortunately!

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Light years away from half reasonable, Pete! :) The combination of low altitude and dust has made Mars a challenge for us in the northern latitudes.  That mono image is, indeed, mysterious with those dark spots. The OSC is similar to what I've been able to image. Mars should reveal more detail in the coming months, though.

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Nice one Pete.

 

I have my data to stack and process from last night.

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A nice one! The "Bringer of War" is not giving up his secrets easily this apparition!

Chris

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Sadly by the time the crud on the souther horizon had disssapeared Mars was just about out of sight behind my house, so no images last night. :( 

On the plus side with astronomical darkness now back for a small period I managed to bag a few things in my C8 that were new to me. :) 

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