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            Jon Stewart


Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8” Celestron 8" SCT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ZWO ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Software: Photoshop CC

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  QHY Polemaster

Date:Oct. 10, 2020

Time: 22:41

Frames: 100

FPS: 29.80000

Focal length: 2032

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 5

Resolution: 500x500

Locations: Clark Lake, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada

Data source: Backyard


With our closest approach to Mars on October 6th and Mars opposition on October 13th, I had 1 clear night smack dab in the middle.

I don't usually do planetary photography, and seeing conditions around the lake weren't good with all the humidity & fog in the air at this time of year. That eliminated any chance of using a proper barlow on this shot... but the native 2032mm of the Celestron 8" SCT did show a fair amount of surface detail on our red neighbour.



Jon Stewart
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            Jon Stewart