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Mars - Near Closest Approach, 


            Jason Guenzel

Mars - Near Closest Approach

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TPO 12" f/4 Imaging Newtonian

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI174MM-Cool

Software: PixInsight  ·  Autostakkert!3  ·  firecapture  ·  Adobe Photoshop

Filters: ZWO Red 1.25"  ·  ZWO Blue 1.25"  ·  ZWO Green 1.25"

Accessory: TeleVue 5x Powermate

Date: July 29, 2018

Time: 01:45

Frames: 7500

Resolution: 653x653

Data source: Backyard


I'm dialing in the setup one step at a time and hopefully improving my processing. This one definitely allowed for a lighter touch in post and I think it shows in the end result.

This will be my largest Mars for the year. It's all downhill from here! I cobbled this setup together just in time for opposition. At this point, I'll consider it a mission accomplished. Though I really think there is more capability hiding here. I will need to keep at it. I just hope I don't forget all I have learned as Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter slowly recede for the year.



Mars - Near Closest Approach, 


            Jason Guenzel

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