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Dusty Mars

Technical card

Resolution: 2480x2480

Date:June 11, 2018

Time: 03:40

Frames: 75000

FPS: 280.00000

Focal length: 9775

CMI: 32.60

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 7

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard


I imaged Mars at around the same time as the night before to see the progress of the dust storm. This time the seeing was much better and got better through the run. I made 4 RGB runs of 3 minutes per colour channel, but only took the last 2 through to final image processing as their quality was far superior to the first 2.
This view of Mars shows the eastern hemisphere towards the terminator heavily shrouded in dust, although it is possible to make out height variations as the dust hugs terrain of differing elevation. Tendrils of dust are flowing to the clearer western hemisphere and in fact it seems clear that a river of dust is flowing through the canyon, the Valles Marineris.



Niall MacNeill
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Dusty Mars, 


            Niall MacNeill