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Moving Mountains: Mars with Celestron 6SE, 


            Darren (DMach)

Moving Mountains: Mars with Celestron 6SE

Technical card

Date:Aug. 16, 2018

Frames: 10000

FPS: 80.00000

Focal length: 3750

Resolution: 829x452

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard


- 10,000 frames on average per image (10th Aug: 9,500, 11th Aug: 13,333, 16th Aug: 8,000).
- Generally good seeing, variable transparency.

I've been meaning to complete this mosaic for some time now, but an incredibly busy period at work kept getting in the way!

A series of captures from the 10th through 16th August allowed me to image Olympus Mons from a variety of perspectives; the resulting images are presented out of chronological order here for artistic effect. The Tharsis mountains are also *just* visible in the final frame.

Trying to match each image as closely as possible presented an interesting processing challenge, as did trying to eke out as much detail for Olympus Mons as possible with my little 6 incher. Inevitably, the images look a little over-processed as a result ... but it's rewarding to see the big mountain so clearly. Colours were kept muted as I found this helped with contrast for the mountains.

Hungry for more (fine) detail though, and there's only one thing for it: more aperture!! The C11 is very attractively priced these days ... perhaps Santa will be good to me this Christmas. ;)



Darren (DMach)
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    Moving Mountains: Mars with Celestron 6SE, 


            Darren (DMach)
  • Moving Mountains: Mars with Celestron 6SE, 


            Darren (DMach)


Description: Colour boost


Moving Mountains: Mars with Celestron 6SE, 


            Darren (DMach)