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Mars
« on: Oct 01, 2020, 11:11:28 »
My old Meade 8" SCT did a sterling job on this occasion. I took 100k+ frames in total as Mars approached zenith. This image is 30% of 5000 processed using AstroSurface NOVA  (2020-09-12       http://Astrosurface.com) for the first time after having a go with Autostakkert!3, PlanetarySystemStacker (hopeless on this image) and good old Registax. AstroSurface NOVA has a bit of a 'different' interface but excellent tools, I will use it again. Firecapture details underneath. Original capture only 100px across the planet.

Target=Mars, Date: 280920, Time: 001314 UT, Mag: -2.43, Dia: 22.26, Res: 0.22, Az: 161.10, Alt: 45.69, Phase: 0.98, CM: CM=316.3°



FireCapture v2.7 01 BETA Settings
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Observer=Duncan Evenden
Location=Manche, France
Scope=LX90 8" UHTC
Camera=ZWO ASI294MC Pro
Filter=OSC
Profile=Mars
Diameter=22.26"
Magnitude=-2.43
CM=316.3°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=4250mm (F/20)
Resolution=0.22"
Filename=2020-09-28-0013_2-DE-OSC-Mars.ser
Date=280920
Start=001301.525
Mid=001314.384
End=001327.244
Start(UT)=001301.525
Mid(UT)=001314.384
End(UT)=001327.244
Duration=25.719s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT +2h
Frames captured=5000
File type=SER
Binning=1x1
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=yes
DebayerAlgorithm=HQLinear
BayerPattern=RG
ROI=200x200
ROI(Offset)=2016x1312
FPS (avg.)=194
Shutter=5.000ms
Gain=310 (54%)
AntiDew=off
AutoExposure=off
AutoGain=off
AutoHisto=75 (off)
Brightness=4
FPS=100 (off)
Fan=on
Gamma=50 (off)
HardwareBin=off
HighSpeed=on
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
TargetTemp=-5
USBTraffic=80
WBlue=99
WGreenOffset=0 (off)
WRed=49
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=0
Histogramm=0%
Noise(avg.deviation)=n/a
Limit=5000 Frames
Sensor temperature=-4.9°C
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Re: Mars
« Reply #1 on: Oct 01, 2020, 12:16:45 »
Nice capture.

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Re: Mars
« Reply #2 on: Oct 01, 2020, 12:55:16 »
Excellent!  Seeing has gone downhill over here since this week.  The previous two had some nights of very good seeing.  I hope conditions improve as we approach opposition and maximum size.

Roberto

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Re: Mars
« Reply #3 on: Oct 01, 2020, 21:15:10 »
That's really excellent Duncan.  Astrosurface NOVA, not heard of that one but will take a look.

Robert

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Re: Mars
« Reply #4 on: Oct 02, 2020, 16:09:08 »
Well done Duncan
Lovely amount of detail there:
Syrtis Major, Arabia, Hellas and Sinus Meridiani judging by the map in this months AN.

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Re: Mars
« Reply #5 on: Oct 03, 2020, 06:40:42 »
Thanks guys, hopefully the cloud will clear for opposition and I can have another go.
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