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Observation by Mark Phillips: Mars 2020

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Mark Phillips

Observer

Mark Phillips

Observed

2020 Dec 01 - 21:14

Uploaded

2020 Dec 01 - 22:22

Objects

Mars

Equipment
  • 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
  • ZWO ASI290MC
  • 3x Tal Barlow (3600mm fl)
  • Firecapture
  • AutoStakkert 3, Registax 6, Photoshop
Exposure

180s .SER files 100 - 160 fps

Location

Forthimage Observatory, Edinburgh UK

Target name

Mars

Title

Mars 2020

About this image

Well this is getting to the end of my Mars season. The best one for me - images have been so much better than anything I've managed before. Nowhere near as good as many others but very satisfying none-the-less. Better seeing earlier in the season but the Jetstream ruined the end of it with exceptionally bad seeing. Enjoyed submitting my images to the Mars section, reading Richard McKim's excellent Mars blog and comparing my observations with those from around the world.

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Jeremy Shears
Jeremy Shears, 2020 Dec 02 - 11:55 UTC

Super montage, Mark!

Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips, 2020 Dec 02 - 19:47 UTC

Thanks Jeremy

Nick Hewitt
Nick Hewitt, 2020 Dec 04 - 09:17 UTC

I tried too but can't match your fine series. 3/4 inch in aperture made the difference? Sadly not! Well done.

Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips, 2020 Dec 04 - 15:24 UTC

Thanks Nick