Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep33_banner.thumb.jpg.75d09b4b1b4e5bdb1393e57ce45e6a32.jpg

Cosmic Geoff

Mars with good seeing

Recommended Posts

Some quick results on Mars from the morning of 20 July. The seeing was good and Mars at a good altitude.  Equipment: CPC800, ASI224MC with IR-cut and IR-pass filters, ADC.

The surface features show more clearly in infrared.  I forgot to try a Barlow lens on this small target, but have not had any good results with the cheap Skywatcher x2 Barlow in the past.  So these images are kinda small; I was going to x2 them in Photoshop but am having a problem with my network just now.  

The surface detail checks out as Syrtis Major and Hellas with the southern icecap.

Mars03_27_59.jpg

MarsIR03_36_22.jpg

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice, lots of detail and good contrast in the IR. I'm really regretting not getting up early on the 20th!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great image considering size of disc. I had a similar view visually with my 130mm APO, although, at 100x disc appeared tiny.  Thanks for posting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 21/07/2020 at 11:23, Cosmic Geoff said:

Some quick results on Mars from the morning of 20 July. The seeing was good and Mars at a good altitude.  Equipment: CPC800, ASI224MC with IR-cut and IR-pass filters, ADC.

The surface features show more clearly in infrared.  I forgot to try a Barlow lens on this small target, but have not had any good results with the cheap Skywatcher x2 Barlow in the past.  So these images are kinda small; I was going to x2 them in Photoshop but am having a problem with my network just now.  

The surface detail checks out as Syrtis Major and Hellas with the southern icecap.

Mars03_27_59.jpg

MarsIR03_36_22.jpg

Thanks for posting Geoff.  I was observing at the same time with my SW 120ED and the views I had were very similar to the details that  your mono  image shows.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Cosmic Geoff
      Here is a pretty view of M82, taken on 12 Dec with 102mm f5 achromat, ASI224MC camera, SLT mount.
      Live stacked, 16 frames, total 138 secs.

    • By Cosmic Geoff
      Here is a live-stacked EEVA image (14 frames, total 174secs) taken with 102mm f5 Startravel achro & ASI224MC camera on SLT mount.
      The 9th magnitude comet is the smudge toward upper right of the frame.  It's small and dim.

    • By Vectoron
      Finally got to image Mars this year after some appauling weather in the UK. 
      This was my first time out using the ZWO ASI 224MC on a very cold eve.  I think i've probably the maxed out my equipment (Skywatcher 200p) and the location (back garden in the middle of an estate) for this image, so pretty pleased with the results.  Its 15% of 11000 frames stacked using Autostakkert, and Registax used to bring out some detail.
      Equipment used:
      Skywatcher 200p with dual speed focuser, EQ5 mount with dual axis motors Tal x3 Barlow ZWO ASI224mc with IR Filter  Lenovo x270 laptop running SharpCap  Image Processed in Autostakkert, Registax and photoshop   
       
       
       


    • By MarsG76
      Hi All,
       
      Sharing some more Mars images, quite possibly the last images of Mars that I'll be spending time on capturing this season, but the last image, 14th November has something strange on it.. two streaks which look like smoke plume, volcanic like, smoke plumes being blown in a direction away from the eruption.... Is it possible that Mars is still active?
       



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.