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Mars Is Getting Closer!

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Aug 2, 2020.

Mars Is Getting Closer!

Started by Orion25 on Aug 2, 2020 at 6:10 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    I stayed out much too late to observe the Red Planet and was not disappointed. I was able to clearly discern Planum Australe (south polar cap); the darker regions Terra Sirenum, Terra Cimmeria, Hesperia Planum, and Tyrrhena Terra; the lighter Elysium Planitia; and a bright albedo region in Hellas Planitia. I was able to get a decent image of Mars at about 39 degrees above my horizon. I used the Orion Starshoot Solar System 5 camera with my 127mm Mak to capture the images, and Registax 6 to process. I included a composite with images of Mars from July and August for comparison.

    ASTRONOMY - MARS (5MP) 8-02-20.jpg

    ASTRONOMY - MARS (5MP) 7-11-20 & 8-02-20.jpg

    I'll get a September image and, of course, a perigee image in October and make a final composite with four images of Mars. I'm excited!!! :D

    Reggie
     
  2. Mak the Night

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    I knew you couldn't resist it lol. Great pictures Reggie. Mars is so getting bigger!
     
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    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    Very nice images, Reggie.

    Ed D
     
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