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Observation by Peter Tickner: The Eye(s) of Mars

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Peter Tickner

Observer

Peter Tickner

Observed

2021 Jan 06 - 17:05

Uploaded

2021 Jan 07 - 16:17

Objects

Mars

Equipment
  • ZWO ASI462MC
  • 2.5x PowerMate + ADC
  • 14inch f/10 LX200ACF SCT
Location

Urban Berkshire

Target name

Mars in colour and infrared

Title

The Eye(s) of Mars

About this image

These are two derotated Mars images taken from infrared and colour data captured at twilight and just after dark on the evening of 6th January.  Both images are a de-rotated stack of data taken over a 45minute period. Almost dead centre was Sinus Meridini, looking very much like the eye of Mars through my equipment.

Peter

 

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Tim Haymes
Tim Haymes, 2021 Jan 07 - 18:15 UTC

Hi Peter,  A very nice image of the shrinking disk. Ive not imaged the planet for a while now.

Regarding the identity of the central "eye" feature, could this be a good view of Sinus Meridiani ?    https://britastro.org/node/23843

Cheers Tim

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Peter Tickner
Peter Tickner, 2021 Jan 07 - 23:10 UTC

Tim

Very possibly!  It does look like an eye though! (I have amended to reflect this)

Regards,

Peter