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Another Mars 10-23-2020

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Ed D, Oct 24, 2020.

Another Mars 10-23-2020

Started by Ed D on Oct 24, 2020 at 5:51 AM

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  1. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    The weather in Miami just isn't cooperating. Although transparency is good, the seeing is horrible due to the high moisture in the atmosphere. Last night I set up the 6" Mak. I couldn't get frame rates to even approach 30/second, and Mars looked like a shimmering blob on the laptop screen. With lots of effort and experimenting with different parameters I was able to get a decent image.

    If I have the opportunity I'm going to try imaging in IR and see what I come up with.

    Ed D

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    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    That's not a bad image at all, Ed, especially considering the conditions. "Seeing" is everything when it comes to the planets, lol. I can't wait to see your IR images.

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    Reggie :)
     
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    That's a pretty decent image though Ed. I'm in the same boat. Basically one that's been torpedoed by the U-Boat of bad seeing conditions. September and October are damp where I live (the English Midlands). November and December are generally better as it is colder but much drier (unless it snows). January and February are the same, with the latter month being milder the past few years (hurrah for global warming). Not only that but the overall humidity brings the dew out in September and October particularly. Although, having said that, I've had some pretty decent views of Mars this opposition year. I got 200x on Mars with a 102mm achromat a couple of nights ago.

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