Sunday, October 25, 2020

Mars has CloudsIt’s amazing what you learn when imaging.  Mars has clouds and a North Polar Ice Cap.  Yep, the North Polar Ice Cap is dry ice, solid frozen carbon dioxide.  Clouds are basically the dust kicked up into the atmosphere.

Pretty pleased with this capture albeit the disc is not a perfect circle (a problem of alignment in AS!2 by using non optimum settings I think).

Captured:  14th April 2014
Scope: Celestron C8 EDGE HD @ ~f20 (x2 Televue Power Mate)
Camera: ZWO ASI120MM
Filters: Astronomik 742nm IR-Pass and ZWO RGB
Mount: NEQ6 at Elderberry Observatory
Software: Firecapture, AS!2, Pixinsight, Registax 6, Photoshop CS6

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