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Mars' Closest Approach for 15 Years, 


            Damien Cannane

Mars' Closest Approach for 15 Years

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C-11 Carbon Fiber

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight  ·  FireCapture  ·  Emil Kraaikamp AutoStackert! 3  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Registax 6.0  ·  Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set

Accessory: ZWO ADC  ·  Explore Scientific 2x Focal Extender

Date: Oct. 6, 2020

Time: 00:18

Focal length: 6950

Resolution: 400x400

Locations: My Back Yard, Copley, OH, United States

Data source: Backyard


The first night of good seeing with my C11 came on the same night that Earth and Mars are at their closest for the next 15 years! This is about 21 minutes of de-rotated data captured this morning shortly after local midnight.