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Mars Collection September & October 2020


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Hello all,

It's been a while since I posted any images on SGL, as I was collecting some Mars images during the opposition 2020 season.

I'm sharing with you my better quality collection of Mars images which I have imaged during September and October 2020.
For some reason I had many more nights where the seeing was so bad that my data was very blurry than nights where the detail was crips and I, either,  threw out more images or gave up on imaging nights than ending up with a half decent image.

These images were taken with my Celestron 8" SCT using a Skyris 618C CCD at f33 (6700mm focal length) all riding on the CGEM and captured in Firecapture.

All images are De-Rotated stacks in WinJupos of the best 10% of frames from 10-20 90 second videos captured at 60 fps... number of videos I used was depended on the clarity of the atmosphere and image capture quality on the night.

The date and time written in the caption is in UTC and the median time when de-rotated.

 

Clear Skies,

MG

 

Mars 01Oct2020-1348 Label.jpg

Mars 10Oct2020-1356 Label.jpg

Mars 13Oct2020-1344 Label.jpg

Mars 15Sep2020-1512 Label.jpg

Mars 20Sep2020-1520 Label.jpg

Mars 22Oct2020-1335 Label.jpg

Mars 23Sep2020_1532 Label.jpg

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Great images Mariusz.

The detail in the 22nd October image, particularly the edge of the polar cap, is sharp enough to draw blood!

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To correct the autocorrect of Mariusz to Marissa....
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Good to see you back, Mars, and with an awesome set of images to boot! Mars (the planet ,lol) is really giving us a great show this apparition :) . Here is my best attempt which actually came AFTER opposition:

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180mm Mak-Cass, ZWO ASI224MC, Celestron 2x barlow. Processed in Registax 6 & Photoshop

Regards,

Reggie 🚀

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