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Mars 26th Nov. 2020 IR(sG)B vs RGB

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About this observation
Observer
Martin Lewis
Time of observation
26/11/2020 - 20:02
Object
Mars
Observing location
St Albans UK
Equipment
444mm Dobsonian
ASI224MC for colour
ASI174MM for IR and B
642nm filter for IR
Astronomik B filter
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Head-to-head processing comparison on Mars. One-shot colour on left & IR + synthetic Green + Blue composite on right. The IR(sG)B shows more cloud details & is much better when seeing poor but, when the seeing is good, & you are diffraction limited, the colour resolution wins out as the airy disc size is smaller due to the shorter wavelength.
Martin

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