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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.