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Mars on 19th August


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
19/08/2020 - 01:04
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI 174MM mono CMOS camera
4x PowerMate
14inch f/10 LX200 ACF
EQ8 mount

I've been struggling to get a detailed image of Mars with my usual 2.5x PowerMate so risked a 4x PowerMate instead. Conditions weren't good, there was hazy cloud coming and going as well as occasional gusts of wind.   Despite that restricting the frames per second to no more than 60 or 70 for IR (642nm pass) and Red and Green - and down to 40-50x for Blue, I was able to achieve a better result than I had managed so far.


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