Thanks Bob. Wish I’d had this setup for the 2003 opposition (or even the one in 2005!) The disk of Mars would’ve been nearly twice the diameter. Still,
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, Mar 25, 2012
Thanks Bob. Wish I’d had this setup for the 2003 opposition (or even the one in 2005!) The disk of Mars would’ve been nearly twice the diameter. Still, each opposition from now until the mid 2020s will be better than this one.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Bob Scott Sent: 25 March 2012 10:05 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [NASTRO] My best Mars image ever!
They always say misty conditions are the best for planetary imaging very sharp and lots of detail well done.
With the misty, murky conditions I went to Hauxley not expecting to see much. What I did see was the planet Mars....and it was the best view of it I've ever had in my life. An incredible amount of detail visible on the surface - the polar cap really stood out! The mount tracked it perfectly as Malcolm and I viewed it with the 8 inch Meade LX10 at a magnification of 812x !! Stacked about 100 images with the DSI to make this image.
Thank you Malcolm – your optimism about the sky clearing made me go to Hauxley. Otherwise I would’ve missed this!
Dr Adrian JannettaFRAS
NASTRO Group Moderator
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