Mars 2020

Mars - November 9, 2020

Mars from last night, November 9, 2020, 2220hrs UTC, with some decent seeing conditions. I put this with my Mars capture from October 30, 2020.

One of the toughest things is fighting the seeing from the jet stream overhead. Occasionally when it goes to the north of me, it brings good seeing. I love having the SkyShed POD because I can roll back the dome and be on Mars in less than 5 minutes. I can quickly judge the seeing and if the seeing is lousy, I just close the dome and I’m back in the house and on to other things. There have been several clear nights where seeing was lousy and all I could get was a red ball of light with no surface detail.

Captured with the ZWO ASI174mc, ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC), Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD, Televue 2.5x Powermate, and captured from my SkyShed POD. 4000 frames captured in Firecapture and stacked the best 1000 frames in Autostakkert and wavelets adjusted in Registax. Final processing in PixInSight and Photoshop.

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