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Mars - 2020 Sep 21

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About this observation
Observer
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
21/09/2020 - 23:06
Object
Mars - 2020 Sep 21
Observing location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Equipment
C11 f/10
2x Barlow
QHY5III462C camera and IR filter
AutoStakkert 3
Registax 6
Exposure
50 frames/sec
Tags

It's a long time since I've done any planetary imaging but this very favourable opposition of Mars is too tempting to resist. I've used RegiStax before but had no experience with AutoStakkert.

My C11 is well collimated but seeing isn't good in a suburban garden 5 miles from Leeds, surrounded by radiating rooftops, and in this case it was between Ant. III and IV. Even so, I'm enjoying getting a series of images of Mars and can always hope for moments of Ant. II seeing.

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