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Mars at Dawn


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About this observation
Chris Dole
Time of observation
20/05/2018 - 03:18
Observing location
Newbury. G.B.
180mm Maksutov Cassegrain @f22
ASI 290mm/244mc Cameras.
Baader 685nm Pass Filter.
EQ6 Pro Mount.
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Observed through the night on Saturday with the intention of imaging Mars before dawn. The seeing was very poor all night and with the 13.5'' diameter planet only being 14° above the horizon when I was observing, I didn't expect very much. Some surface markings can be seen though and a hint of the South Polar Cap. The monochrome image is in near infrared. Apologies for the different image scales, different cameras were used.

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