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Mars 13 Nov 2020 - 56 min WinJ Composite, 



    
        

            Seb Lukas

Mars 13 Nov 2020 - 56 min WinJ Composite

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Mars 13 Nov 2020 - 56 min WinJ Composite, 



    
        

            Seb Lukas

Mars 13 Nov 2020 - 56 min WinJ Composite

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade LX 200 12" ACF
Imaging Cameras
Celestron Skyris 236C
Mounts
Meade LX200 Fork Mount
Filters
Celestron UV/IRCUT 1.25"
Accessories
2x Barlow · ZWO ADC Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)
Software
ACDSee 10 Ultimate · AutoStakkert! 3.0.14 (x64) Autostakkert 3.0.14 · WinJupos · PhotoShop CS6 · REGISTAX 6

Acquisition details

Date: Nov. 13, 2020

Time: 09:30

Frames: 14770

FPS: 88

Focal length: 10800

CMI: 42.90

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 6

Resolution: 1047x898

Locations: Gungahlin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Mars one hour after sunset on Fri 13 Nov 2020 UTC.

Derotated and colour corrected view of the latest dust storm in Valles Marineris. Imaged Red Planet for just over two hours in variable seeing disrupted by fast moving low level clouds. Conditions were good early on but disintegrated as the planet rose higher. Seven best stacks acquired between 7:56 and 8:53 pm ADST make up this image, 14,770 frames in total.

Mars is distinctly smaller now (just under 18 arc seconds) and displays stronger phase (96%) as the two worlds drift further apart. Canyon tributaries are filled by yellow dust clouds along Melas Lacus, Agathadaemon and western Aurorae Sinus. There is also a bright spot over Juventae Fons that appears to spill northward.

In the south Argyre Basin has a hint of light cloud cover over it and Darwin crater correlates with a prominent dark spot. The South Polar Cap is a former shadow to what it was earlier on this year.

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Mars 13 Nov 2020 - 56 min WinJ Composite, 



    
        

            Seb Lukas