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First time capturing Mars in a month -  I'm getting a bit more surface detail using my Celestron 6SE and Canon Eos 6D. Still not great though. The polar cap is noticeably smaller since last month.

(Time: 04:00 CET, 2000 images, best 15% used)

 

 

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On 06/09/2020 at 11:41, Peter_D said:

First time capturing Mars in a month -  I'm getting a bit more surface detail using my Celestron 6SE and Canon Eos 6D. Still not great though. The polar cap is noticeably smaller since last month.

(Time: 04:00 CET, 2000 images, best 15% used)

 

 

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On 06/09/2020 at 10:41, Peter_D said:

First time capturing Mars in a month -  I'm getting a bit more surface detail using my Celestron 6SE and Canon Eos 6D. Still not great though. The polar cap is noticeably smaller since last month.

(Time: 04:00 CET, 2000 images, best 15% used)

 

 

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Awesome photo, Peter! I have the same setup as you. Can you tell me how much Barlow you used and the settings on the camera, please? Struggling to get a decent shot of Mars.

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Hi, thanks for the comments. SpaceDave  I'm afraid I misled you a bit because my DSLR is the 60D model, not the 6D. Unfortunately, I can't get the settings right now (The ISO was 800 (I think!)). I remember I used a Barlow x2 and the Video Crop mode to record a video. The planetary tracking on the SE was sweet.

 I do remember that around the time of the opposition, I often had to experiment with the camera settings and focus quite a bit.

Mars is a lot smaller now so it might be the case you need to use a x2,5 or x3 Barlow.

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14 minutes ago, Peter_D said:

Hi, thanks for the comments. SpaceDave  I'm afraid I misled you a bit because my DSLR is the 60D model, not the 6D. Unfortunately, I can't get the settings right now (The ISO was 800 (I think!)). I remember I used a Barlow x2 and the Video Crop mode to record a video. The planetary tracking on the SE was sweet.

 I do remember that around the time of the opposition, I often had to experiment with the camera settings and focus quite a bit.

Mars is a lot smaller now so it might be the case you need to use a x2,5 or x3 Barlow.

Great, thanks! 

Yeah, I may have to wait until Mars comes back around.

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