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Mars before opposition

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About this observation
Observer
Tim Haymes
Time of observation
04/09/2020 - 01:38
Object
Mars
Observing location
Steeple Aston, Oxon
Equipment
C11 and 2x Barlow
Image Source DFK21AU04
EQ6 pro
Exposure
30fps, and 40% of 2000 frames
Tags

Mars is well placed but still turbulent. One of the better sequences (Seeing Ant 2-3). Stacked with Autostakkert, wavlets in Registax5, then despeckled /stretched in CS2  with some desaturation applied. The area containing Olympus Mons is a faint circular region in the N hemisphere. (If im not mistaken).  South Polar cap is shown,  Eq diam 19" arc, and 93% phase

Correction: The area is Elysium, not Olympus Mons - Thanks to the Mars Mapper app:   https://britastro.org/node/23843

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