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Mars on 26th July 2020

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About this observation
Observer
Chris Hooker
Time of observation
26/07/2020 - 03:22
Object
Mars
Observing location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Equipment
OMC200 Maksutov-Cassegrain
ZWO ADC
2x Barlow
Baader IR-cut filter
Imaging Source DBK21AU04 camera
Exposure
1/23 second at approx F/65
Tags

My second attempt at Mars in the current apparition, having made lots of mistakes during the first one last week! Mars' altitude was 37 degrees, requiring the use of an ADC with the one-shot colour camera. Seeing was average, Ant III at times, often IV.

This image is a sharpened stack of 250 frames from three combined videos. The south polar cap and also some of the albedo features around CM 235 degrees are visible.

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