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vineyard

First ever Mars (or any other planet even)

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Hello,

This was around 0140 this morning. 4" apo (f/8.6), Baader Moon & Skyglow neodymium filter, no ADC, ASI178MC, 2.5x Powermate.  AS!3, best 500ish of 1k frames.  The stacked image was then broken in R, G & B channels in PI, and each put separately through Imppg, before being re-combined in PI.

Focus could be better but I was doing it manually rather than w a micro-stepper.  Conditions seemed quite unstable at times - I couldn't make the icecap out visually at c 175x although it was popping out vividly at 200x last week.

Hope we all get some more chances in the next few weeks.

Stay safe,

Vin

2020-10-07-0037_8-Mars_lapl6_ap23_imppg_pi.png

(Rookie planetary imaging errors included not picking a smaller ROI to increase the number of frames captured, not using electric focus, not having a contrast filter...will try & post longer report in observing section 😂)

Edited by vineyard
added list of rookie errors!
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