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My attempt at Mars (6/10/2020)

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Hello everybody!

This is my second attempt at photographing Mars. I'm fairly happy with the result.

I was using my Skywatcher 250px + a 2X Barlow & a Canon 550D (T2i) using Movie Crop Mode.

Aligned in PiPP, stacked using AutoStakkert, wavelets using Registax.

Side-note: After the wavelets edit, there was some sort of a bright brim around the planet (mostly on the left side). I have cropped out that line of pixels. Not sure if it's considered "appropriate" or not.

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I also stacked some more frames that I took that night, and made a nice little animation (using 4 stacked images)

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Thanks for viewing! Have a nice day.

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Great images, and I really like the animation. I need to learn how to do these! How far apart were the 4 images?

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1 minute ago, MylesGibson said:

Great images, and I really like the animation. I need to learn how to do these! How far apart were the 4 images?

Thank you.

The entire session was an hour and a half, during which I took many videos of Mars drifting in view (and then realigning the scope, and repeat).

Although when stacking, I chose videos that were all taken within 5min, so that the rotation won't mess up the stack. I was left with 4 decent stacked images, so I decided to make the gif. I didn't have a set interval in mind for the animation frames.

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Posted (edited)

Well done, looks great. Love the little animation. 

Edited by AbsolutelyN

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Well done, some nice detail and colour you've captured.

 

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