Mars 2018 24.1 arc sec

Mars 2018 24.1 arc sec

Mars, 24.1 arc sec in diameter, just after the 2018 opposition with the dust storm winding down. The southern polar cap of Mars is really standing out now. Seeing was only fair. Questar 89/1350 mm telescope with Dakin 2x Barlow, UV/IR cut filter and ZWO ASI224MC planetary video camera. Taken 2018-08-07 05:36 UT from Austin, Texas. Exposed 17.5 msec at a gain of 200. The best 20% of 13,132 frames captured with FireCapture and stacked in Autostakkert 3 with 3x drizzle. Deconvolved in Lynkeos with final exposure white balance and crop in Photoshop. Reworked with more data and a better color balance

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Date Taken: 2018-08-07
Keywords: Mars




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