Contains:  Solar system body or event
Mars 2020 Compilation, 



    
        

            JDJ

Mars 2020 Compilation

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Mars 2020 Compilation, 



    
        

            JDJ

Mars 2020 Compilation

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Acquisition details

Focal length: 4000

Resolution: 1000x800

File size: 3.1 MB

Locations: Home, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a compilation of some of my better images of Mars from its 2020 apparition. I finally finished processing all of the captures from 16 imaging sessions I managed over the course of four months, and selected nine images to show the changing view over the course of this apparition. The timing feels good with a veritable flotilla of spacecraft arriving at Mars this and next week. Looking forward to seeing those close-up images!

All images captured with a C8 Evo, ZWO ADC, Baader UV-IR Cut filter, and ZWO ASI224MC. Imaging train was configured to give ~F/20 (~0.18 arcsec/pixel). Image capture using Firecapture with gain typically set at 300 and an exposures typically in the neighborhood of 2 ms. Stacking in AutoStakkert3 (best 5% of ~70,000 frames captured over 240 seconds). Color balancing and Wavelet sharpening in Registax6. De-rotated and combined multiple images (typically 3) in Winjupos.

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