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In the glow of Mars

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

Peter

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