Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  M 21, NGC 6531, Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514, The star 4Sgr
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...

Mars and the Trifid (with animation)

Technical card

Resolution: 5988x3978

Dates:March 18, 2018

Frames: 113x60"

Integration: 1.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.01%

Astrometry.net job: 1971599

RA center: 18h 2' 24"

DEC center: -22° 59' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.153 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 20.607 degrees

Field radius: 1.151

Locations: Backyard, St Petersburg, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This was a surprise capture. After the neighbor's light made certain I couldn't continue on my other target, I looked in my sky app to see what was coming up. I saw this was going to be happening and the Trifid would be at 14 degrees at 4:00AM, so I had a cup of coffee and imaged what I could before the sun came up.

I didn't expect the movement of Mars to be so much and it can certainly be seen here in this full image of 1 hour 53 minutes.

Revision B is a GIF showing the movement over 110 minutes. For the animation I did 11 ten minute stacks to get some detail in the area and also keep Mars somewhat round without trailing.

Comments

Author

jtrezzo
Jarrett Trezzo
License: None (All rights reserved)
13029
Like

Revisions

B

animation of movement over 110 minutes

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

Mars and the Trifid (with animation), 





    
        

            Jarrett Trezzo