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Mars - 2 weeks after opposition, Valles Mariners central

Technical card

Resolution: 4000x4000

Date:Aug. 14, 2018

Time: 21:47

Frames: 90000

FPS: 55.00000

Focal length: 9775

CMI: 81.90

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 8

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard


I made 4 RGB runs on the 14th of August. This reworked image is very much better than my first cut. Again the dust is clearing but it still fills the canyons of the the Valles Marineris, although the familiar dark form of it was beginning to come through. It is possible to see the peaks of the Tharsis shield volcanoes sitting up out of the plain with Olympus Mons right on the terminator. Again the display a very distinct red colour. There is substantial cloud around the north pole and the region around it maintained its blue hue at this time.



Niall MacNeill
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Mars - 2 weeks after opposition, Valles Mariners central, 


            Niall MacNeill