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First Mars 2018, 


            Damien Cannane

First Mars 2018

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8" SCT orange

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Mounts: Celestron Evolution

Accessory: ZWO ADC  ·  Explore Scientific 2x Focal Extender

Date: March 4, 2018

Time: 05:57

Frames: 3700

FPS: 248.00000

Focal length: 4200

Seeing: 1

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 360x360


Dragged my butt out of bed for an early morning session with Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn on 3/4. It was good to see these old friends had been far too long. Seeing was highly variable, ranging from absolutely dreadful to 2/5 for brief, flickering moments.

This image is a 5% stack from a single 300-second video.



First Mars 2018, 


            Damien Cannane

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