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In the glow of Mars


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
26/09/2020 - 00:14
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
Luminance/IR cut filter
14inch/356mm f/10 LX200 SCT
EQ8 Mount

I've been trying to find the best way to capture Phobos and Deimos while Mars is nearer than usual this year.   Although I managed it with my planetary camera both were pale and appeared defocused.   This time I used my deep sky colour camera on a small ROI and captured a series of FITS images at two frames a second over 300 seconds and stacked them.

The result gives an appearance that Mars is almost an orange flower in space with the two moons, Phobos nearest, seen under it.


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