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Mars approaching opposition

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About this observation
Observer
Tim Haymes
Time of observation
08/10/2020 - 23:25
Object
Mars
Observing location
Oxfordshire
Equipment
C11 XLT
2.5x Powermate
DFK21AU04 camera
Motor focus
Exposure
3000 frames at 30 fps
Tags

The red planet was nearing opposition and the sky was clearer than expected. Stability improved as the OTA cooled.
Seeing was Ant II  with moments of I when i took this sequence.  Having fitted a motor focus recently, i was able to find an an optimum focus point.  Not long after these lucky images were taken,  cloud stated to appear and the good seeing was gone.

The colour balance was adjusted by addition of some blue. (IC Capture 2.5,  Autostakkert!, Registax wavelets)

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