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Mars - 02:04UT - 14 September 2020, 



    
        

            Roberto Botero

Mars - 02:04UT - 14 September 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC MC250 f/20

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI462MC

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP900GTO CP3

Software: AstroSurface  ·  FireCapture 2.7  ·  AutoStakkert! 3  ·  Photoshop CS6 Extended

Filters: Astronomik IR Pro 742


Date:Sept. 14, 2020

Time: 03:04

Frames: 1500

FPS: 142.00000

Focal length: 5100

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 9


Resolution: 533x509

Locations: Home, Petts Wood, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first planetary image in a while (well, besides the Moon). Mars is coming up for its closest approach in a while so with the new ASI462MC and good seeing in the early morning I captured the above. I am pleased with the outcome given the altitude of the planet from London (43 degrees).

Details of acquisition were:

Best 5% of 30,000 frames taken at 5.4ms exposure, 200 gain and 142fps using FireCapture 2.7. Stacked in AS!3 (resampled 3x) and processed using AstroSurface. Presented at 1.5x actual resolution.

The IR image was taken through an Astronomik 742nm filter.

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Description: 02:17UT different colour balance and less sharpening

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Description: WinJupos simulation

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Description: Final sharpening in PS6

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Description: Different alignment points and processing in AS

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Mars - 02:04UT - 14 September 2020, 



    
        

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