Mars
Collingwood Astronomy Club
Mars 8/8/05
The undriven mount was ok for double stars, but it was really struggling with Mars. The new set-up has the Mak on a GOTO mount. This has allowed me to use a x2 barlow, thereby increasing the image size and resolution.
Images...
  • 31/10/05 1h40 UT
  • Mars 31/10/05

  • 0h20 UT
  • Mars 31/10/05

  • 30/10/05 22h30 UT
  • Mars 30/10/05 Mars 30/10/05

  • 27/10/05
  • Mars 27/10/05 Mars x2 27/10/05

  • 23/10/05 1h51 UT First with the new set-up
  • Mars 23/10/05 Mars x2 23/10/05

    Below are some images that I've obtained using the old set-up. The telescope is an 102mm MakCas with an undriven EQ2 mount.
  • 5/10/05 01h53 UT
  • StarMax 102EQ, F = 1300mm, (I think this is out of focus), no drive
    ToUcam at 640x480, Gamma 0%, Exposure 1/100s, Gain 0%
    mars051004.avi 130MB 5/10/2005 2:53am, 289 frames

    mars051004d2.jpg

    Mars x4 5/10/05
    best 9 frames, (local contrast 95%), 4x mitchell resampling, RGB shift, linear wavelets (4 = 13.2, 5 = 4.4)

    mars051004d2.jpg

    Mars x4 5/10/05
    best 9 frames, LRGB, (local contrast 95%), 4x mitchell resampling, RGB shift, linear wavelets (4 = 13.2, 5 = 4.4)

  • /05 UT
  • Mars x4 /05

  • 30/8/05 0h55 UT
  • Mars x4 30/8/05 Comparison image (JPL)
    (640x480 273 frames. Comparison image from JPL's Solar System Simulator)

  • 21/8/05 1h00 UT
  • Mars x4 21/8/05 Comparison image (JPL)
    (640x480 234 frames. Comparison image from JPL's Solar System Simulator) Mars x4 21/8/05
    (640x480 111 frames)

  • 10/8/05 0h00 UT My first picture of Mars, Syrtis Major and Hellas visible
  • Mars x4 9/8/05 Comparison image (JPL)
    (640x480 234 frames. Comparison image from JPL's Solar System Simulator)
    Mars x4 9/8/05 Drizzle Mars x4 9/8/05 Mitchell Resampling

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    Mars x4 9/8/05 Drizzle
    Mars x4 9/8/05 Mitchell Resampling Mars x4 21/8/05 Mars x4 30/8/05 Mars x4 /05 Mars x4 5/10/05 Mars 23/10/05 Mars 27/10/05 Mars 31/10/05

    Created 17/8/05
    Last Modified 31/10/05