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A dust storm brews in the Aurorae Sinus and spreads along the Vallis Marineris, 



    
        

            Niall MacNeill

A dust storm brews in the Aurorae Sinus and spreads along the Vallis Marineris

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO174MM

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Software: Autostakkert! 2 Autostackert! 2  ·  Adobe Photoship CC  ·  Software Bisque Sky X Professional  ·  Registax 6  ·  PixInsight  ·  Firecapture 2.5  ·  WinJupos 10.3.2

Filters: LRGB

Accessory: Tele Vue 3x Barlow


Date:Nov. 14, 2020

Time: 11:06

Frames: 24000

FPS: 75.00000

Focal length: 13500

CMI: 57.10

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 8


Resolution: 800x800

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

I had superb seeing at last, and made multiple captures of Mars with the new dust storm close to the Central Meridian. This image is derived from the 1st 3 RGB runs. As you can see the resolution of detail is really good.
The dust has a distinctly yellow colour and has flowed further along the Vallis Marineris. The bright plume originating at Juventae Fons, where all this action was originally seen in Ethan Chappel's image, seems to be spreading towards the north. On the p side of this plume there is a general murkiness over the Xanthe and Chyrse regions. The dust has also spread south over the Aurorae Sinus region and can be seen pooling in the valleys and low lying terrain there.
Again there is a lot of cloud around the equatorial regions particularly on the f limb, but it is interesting to see two swathes towards the south which are relatively cloud free. These were very obvious in the Blue image.

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A dust storm brews in the Aurorae Sinus and spreads along the Vallis Marineris, 



    
        

            Niall MacNeill