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Observation by Alex Pratt: Mars - 2020 Sep 21

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Alex Pratt

Observer

Alex Pratt

Observed

2020 Sep 21 - 22:06

Uploaded

2020 Sep 23 - 15:45

Objects

Mars

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Constellation

Grus

Field centre

RA: 22h44m
Dec: -46°54'
Position angle: -179°55'

Field size

0°06' × 0°04'

Equipment
  • C11 f/10
  • 2x Barlow
  • QHY5III462C camera and IR filter
  • AutoStakkert 3
  • Registax 6
Exposure

50 frames/sec

Location

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Target name

Mars - 2020 Sep 21

Title

Mars - 2020 Sep 21

About this image

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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