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Mars in Splendid Detail


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About this observation
David Vernet/Jean-Pierre Prost and Philippe Cambret
Time of observation
24/10/2020 - 21:17
Observing location
Calern Observatory, Provence, France
C2PU Omicron Telescope (1 metre)
ZWO 290MM and ZWO 290MC cameras

This fine image of Mars was taken on 24th October, 2020 using a 1-meter diameter C2PU Cassegrain telescope at Calern Observatory (South of France). The observers used a ZWO 290MM camera + RG610 Ir filter for luminance and a ZWO 290MC camera + IrCut filter for colour. With such equipment, the acquisitions are simpler since they can be made with the same optical setup and processing is much easier. The videos were processed through AS3! then Astrosurface software and finally reassembled in Photoshop.

Very detailed views of Mars features can be seen, particularly of Valles Marineris and also of Argyre Planitia with lots of craters

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