View Full Version : Mars double-up

2005-Nov-13, 08:58 PM
Hi all.

Here's a couple of images of Mars, taken Friday night the 11th and Saturday night/Sunday morning 12th/13th of November, from near Sydney Australia, where Mars was only 35deg altitude.

On Friday the seeing was about 4.5/10, on Saturday night it started at 3/10 which is why I used the 3x barlow, but it improved to 5.5/10 as the night went on so I went back to the 5x powermate.

The images were stacked in registax, LR deconvolution in AstraImage, followed by sharpen/noise reduction in Neat Image, and final colour balance adjustment in Photoshop.

Combined with my image from the 9th, it's 3 sessions in a row now that i've been capturing the same face.. i'm kinda ready for a new look http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I'll have to start a bit earlier tonight if the seeing/clouds permit!

Equipment used:
10" dob on EQ platform and a ToUcam @ 10fps

Comments welcome.

2005-Nov-14, 06:36 AM
:) Very nice!


2005-Nov-14, 07:32 AM
Real nice. :)

I'm wondering though, what does cause the green tint along the edges? Smallfluffykat asks this below about his/her moon photo, which is definitely green along the edges, too. How is that eliminated?

J. P. Morgan
2005-Nov-14, 11:33 PM
Very nice, especially with the seeing quoted. Did you build your own EQ platform for your Dob?

Big Brother Dunk
2005-Nov-15, 03:13 AM
Great shots Iceman.