MARS 2005

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Mars
Date 11/17/2005 0244 UT
Exposure 20 x 150 ms RGB
Camera SXV-H9 with Edmund Scientific filters
Telescope 11" Newtonian and 3X Barlow (approx. f/13.5)
Guiding none
Processing MaximDL, Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Clear, cold (~32), Mars about 45 degrees altitude

 

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Mars
Date 10/28/2005 0411 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/50; stack of 400 frames
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 11" Newtonian and 3X Barlow (approx. f/13.5)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Clear, cool, good transparency, Mars about 45 degrees altitude

 

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Mars
Date 10/22/2005 1025 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stack of 185 frames
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10" SCT  and 18 eyepiece projection (approx. f/57)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Clear, cool, good transparency, steady seeing

 

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Mars
Date 10/18/2005 0411 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stack of 400 frames
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10" SCT  and 12mm eyepiece projection (approx. f/64)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Clear, cool, good transparency, moderately steady seeing

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Mars
Date 10/16/2005 0434 and 0457 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stacks of 566 and 1185 frames (respectively)
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10 SCT w/3X Barlow negative projection (approx. f/30 enlarged 1.5X) and 12mm eyepiece projection (approx. f/64)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Clear, cool, good transparency, moderately steady seeing

 

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Mars
Date 9/27/2005 0618 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stack of 153 frames (2X drizzled)
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10 SCT w/3X+2X Barlow negative projection (approx. f/60)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Clear, cool, good transparency, moderately steady seeing

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Mars
Date 9/26/2005 0918 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stack of 230 frames
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10 SCT w/3X Barlow negative projection (approx. f/30)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Light fog, fair seeing

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Mars
Date 9/21/2005 0918 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stack of 302 frames
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10 SCT w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/35)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Very clear, fairly steady seeing

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Mars
Date 9/11/2005 0955 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stacks of 135, 355 and 262 combined in PS
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10 SCT w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/30)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Some cloud cover and ground fog; LM ~2 (closer to 4 overhead)

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Mars
Date 9/10/2005 0729 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stacks of 724 (3X Barlow) and 242+354 (EPP combined in PS)
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 10 SCT w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/45; 11439 mm)

10" SCT w/3X Barlow (approx. f/30; 7620 mm)

Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS (3X Barlow image  increased 150%)
Comments Thick haze; LM ~ 2.0

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Mars
Date 8/27/2005 0916 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stacks of 1000+400 (combined in PS)
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 11" Newtonian  w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/24; 6584mm)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS (size increased 150%)
Comments Thin haze, some ground fog, very good seeing

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Mars
Date 8/22/2005 1016 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/33; stack of 1141/1487
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope 11" Newtonian  w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/15)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3 w/ drizzle X2, Photoshop CS (size increased 130%)
Comments Passing clouds, very good seeing

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Mars
Date 8/21/2005 1043 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stack of 100/1496
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope Meade 10" SCT w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/33)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments High thin clouds, moderate seeing

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Mars
Date 8/20/2005 0937 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/25; stack of 440/1476
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope Meade 10" SCT w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/33)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Shot through clouds; moderate seeing

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Mars
Date 8/13/2005 0926 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/33; stack of 500/1492
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope Meade 10" SCT w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/32)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Clear and transparent, but with poor seeing.  Low clouds passing through.

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Mars
Date 8/10/2005 0910 UT
Exposure 5 FPS; shutter 1/33; stack of 253 and 530 combined
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope Meade 10" SCT w/eyepiece projection (approx. f/20)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Very thick haze; limiting visual magnitude 2; very steady but poor transparency

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Mars
Date 8/9/2005 0915 UT
Exposure 5 FPS  (Best 300/1000)
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope Meade 10" SCT @ f/30 (~7500mm FL)
Guiding none
Processing Registax3
Comments Thick haze; limiting visual magnitude 3

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Mars
Date 8/7/2005  approximately 0930-1000 UT
Exposure 5 FPS 
Camera ToUCam Pro 840
Telescope Meade 10" SCT @ f/20 and f/30
Guiding none
Processing Registax3, Photoshop CS
Comments Moderate seeing, haze, dewing

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