Mars Opposition 2020

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rifleman175
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Mars Opposition 2020

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As we are approaching the opposition of Mars in 2 weeks' time, I took a photo of the rocky world on 28 Sep midnight close to zenith, enjoy!

Imaging Telescope: Celestron C9.25
Imaging camera: ASI462MC
Captured 1min each of RGB videos, sharpened in Registax and aligned colour channels in Photoshop.
2020-09-28-1603_2-Mars-Final.jpg
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Re: Mars Opposition 2020

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Nice capture :) Mars is at its best now.
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Re: Mars Opposition 2020

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Finally managed to capture well over 1h of mono videos of Mars last night when the skies were finally clear enough for some high-resolution planetary imaging. Although Mars is already a few days past opposition and almost 2 weeks past its closest approach to Earth, I am still quite satisfied with the results so far captured with the C9.25, ASI174MM through 2.5x PowerMate with LRGB filters.
2020-10-17-1650_6-Gao Yuqi-Mars_RGB_9_lapl4_ap62_Drizzle15_RS_PS_Derotate_RS_Final.jpg
The south polar ice cap is clearly revealed, along with prominent albedo features. What surprised me most of all were the wispy clouds close to the north pole of Mars!
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Re: Mars Opposition 2020

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rifleman175 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:26 am
Finally managed to capture well over 1h of mono videos of Mars last night when the skies were finally clear enough for some high-resolution planetary imaging. Although Mars is already a few days past opposition and almost 2 weeks past its closest approach to Earth, I am still quite satisfied with the results so far captured with the C9.25, ASI174MM through 2.5x PowerMate with LRGB filters.

2020-10-17-1650_6-Gao Yuqi-Mars_RGB_9_lapl4_ap62_Drizzle15_RS_PS_Derotate_RS_Final.jpg

The south polar ice cap is clearly revealed, along with prominent albedo features. What surprised me most of all were the wispy clouds close to the north pole of Mars!
Wow! So many details revealed in this nice shot!

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Re: Mars Opposition 2020

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hhzhang wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:37 am
rifleman175 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:26 am
Finally managed to capture well over 1h of mono videos of Mars last night when the skies were finally clear enough for some high-resolution planetary imaging. Although Mars is already a few days past opposition and almost 2 weeks past its closest approach to Earth, I am still quite satisfied with the results so far captured with the C9.25, ASI174MM through 2.5x PowerMate with LRGB filters.

2020-10-17-1650_6-Gao Yuqi-Mars_RGB_9_lapl4_ap62_Drizzle15_RS_PS_Derotate_RS_Final.jpg

The south polar ice cap is clearly revealed, along with prominent albedo features. What surprised me most of all were the wispy clouds close to the north pole of Mars!
Wow! So many details revealed in this nice shot!
Thanks!

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