Jump to content

740427863_Terminatorchallenge.jpg.2f4cb93182b2ce715fac5aa75b0503c8.jpg

Mars, Feb 19th, good seeing


Starman
 Share

Recommended Posts

Super image Pete, very nice. I myself were out between 10 and 12.30 here in Warsash.. super seeing even more so with the new Skywatcher 200P DS, that over sized secondary is a god send. Very nice details which were nice and bright. Your image reinforces what I viewed thanks.

Regards

Rob

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is super Pete. I agree with Russ that is the best image of Mars I've seen this season. I was out that evening too and saw a fair amount of the detail you've got there. The shape of the NPC and the 'gap' in the dark material at the eastern limb, plus the bright area on the northeast limb really fascinated me that night.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Neil,

I'm on the south coast of the UK a few metres above sea level or, as is the way with Selsey, sometimes in the sea!

I give up!!! I can't believe that your so close to me, as the bird flies but are getting much better seeing conditions! Saturday 20/02/2010 was my best night so far this year but I couldn't push my Mewlon past F18 and that was at approx 01:30, so technically already Sunday.

I'm using a cheap and cheerful Philips SPC900 web-cam, but still I cant get anywhere near F67!!!:eek: So how do you do it? Or what is it I'm doing wrong..!

Neil.

Edited by Neil Hankey
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks again for the comments - this image in particular seems to have been well received across the board. Just shows what good seeing can do for you. It even got a mention on this weeks Picture of the Week announcement :evil6:

Daz is right - Selsey has it's own micro-climate due to the fact that it's rapidly disappearing under the sea :eek:

Actually that's not true but bits are subject to rapid erosion. The seeing becomes steady for me if the prevailing air flow is from the south-west, i.e. over the sea. If there's a northerly component (as was the case for many of the preceding images I've posted) the air has to travel over land and Selsey Town. This leads to turbulence and the view often goes to mush.

Link to comment
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
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.