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Image of the day 10/03/2020

    Martian - journey of Mark Watney, 


            Łukasz Sujka

    Martian - journey of Mark Watney

    Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: AstroFaktoria Truss Newtonian 350/1400

    Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 178 MM-C

    Software: Autostackert! 2  ·  Firecapture 2.3  ·  ImPPG  ·  Adobe Photoshop Photoshop CS2

    Filters: Baader G 1.25"  ·  Astronomik Planet IR Pro 742nm 742nm  ·  Baader B 1.25"  ·  Baader R 1.25" Baader R 1,25"

    Accessory: TeleVue 3x Barlow

    Date:Sept. 22, 2020

    Time: 02:33

    Frames: 3000

    FPS: 200.00000

    Focal length: 4200

    Seeing: 4

    Transparency: 9

    Resolution: 1872x1027

    Locations: Home Observatory, Budy Dłutowskie , Pabianice, Poland

    Data source: Backyard


    So we have Friday - so I'll treat my astrophoto little "lighter way" ;)

    Last time when I observed Mars it's remind me great book and film "Martian" (book from Andy Weier - great one, I recommend :) )
    And I thought - what was the path of journey of main character - Mark Watney - from HAB in Acidalia Planitia to Schiaparelli Crater? And if we will be able to register some of the details on his journey path using our amateur telescopes.

    So Mark had his base in HAB on Acidalia Planitia - big plain on Mars between high Tharsis regio and Arabia Terra. On our pictures it's visible like a significant dark spot on the top of Mars - currently covered by blue clouds from water evaporated from northern polar cap.

    Before he started journey to Mav, Mark jumped to Ares Vallis - big outflow channel below Acidalia Planitia and also not so far from Valles Marineris - and also place of landing PAthfinder probe.

    Later Mark is travelling through Acidalia Planitia, big outflow channel - Mawrth Vallis, between big three craters on Arabia Terra - Trouvelot, Rutherford and Becquerel (visible as a small dark dots on picture between "stars" number 4 & 5
    Finally through Terra Meridiani he is reaching Schiaparelli crater where he found MAV spaceship prepared for another mission :)



    Łukasz Sujka
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    Martian - journey of Mark Watney, 


            Łukasz Sujka