Finally Caught Mars!

Tips and tricks, and maybe even a few samples.
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btoman
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Finally Caught Mars!

Post by btoman » June 10th, 2016, 11:42 pm

Here is my first real attempt (success) with Mars.

Orion 10" Xtg dob
Orion Solar System Color Imager IV with 2x barlow and polarizing filter
60 second vid stacked in Registax 6

Enjoy!
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Christopher K.
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Re: Finally Caught Mars!

Post by Christopher K. » June 29th, 2016, 2:41 pm

That's a very good shot Ben.

I'm having trouble pinpointing each feature, even as I use a Mars globe. I can only imaging the greyish area on the right limb is the Northern Polar Cap. If that's the case, that very dark spot on the upper right may be Sharonov, and the bright vertical stretch on the right half of the sphere is Arabia Terra...maybe.

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