Re: [ap-ug] Re: a cloudy mars from cloudy buffalo


Jan 25, 2010

 


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#48664 Jan 25, 2010

Hi Alan,



that's a fine image, the colors are very natural,

thanks for sharing,



Gilles



Hi all,



Winter has afforded only two shots at Mars this winter with my 10" mak,

both offered the same face facing Buffalo:



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(www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_20100122.html)



Seeing was fair - about 5/10, transparency good, gusty winds. I used this

opportunity to try several cameras and camera settings... this is the first

I've processed, using the PGR Scorpion camera (1600x1200) at its 800x600

setting. Image scale is smaller than I'm used to with the pixel binning

enabled in the camera.



clear skies and best wishes,

Alan











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#48665 Jan 25, 2010

Nice result Alan and in spite of the challenges with the weather.



Anthony.



O/H Alan Friedman ......: >

> Hi all,

>

> Winter has afforded only two shots at Mars this winter with my 10"

> mak, both offered the same face facing Buffalo:

>

> www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_20100122.html

> www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_20100122.html>

>

> Seeing was fair - about 5/10, transparency good, gusty winds. I used

> this opportunity to try several cameras and camera settings... this is

> the first I've processed, using the PGR Scorpion camera (1600x1200) at

> its 800x600 setting. Image scale is smaller than I'm used to with the

> pixel binning enabled in the camera.

>

> clear skies and best wishes,

> Alan

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>



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#48669 Jan 25, 2010

Thanks for commenting on this image... a journeyman's effort, but I was excited to have a bit of open sky and the opportunity to see Mars near opposition did wonders for my winter spirits!



best regards,

Alan



On Jan 25, 2010, at 8:18 AM, Michael wrote:



> Hi Alan, yep that's a lovely clear image of Mars the clouds are very obvious, beautifully done.

>

> I have only ever imaged Mars once but with a 12" SCT back in 2003 when I first started imaging with my first CCD camera...and it was pretty ordinary (don't laugh):

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> www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/56901005/original

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> and

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> www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/56900971/original

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> I must resurect this form of astrophotography some day, now that I have the Starfire...?

>

> Cheers

>

> Mike

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> --- In ap-ug@yahoogroups.com, Alan Friedman alan@...> wrote:

> >

> > Hi all,

> >

> > Winter has afforded only two shots at Mars this winter with my 10" mak, both offered the same face facing Buffalo:

> >

> > www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_20100122.html

> >

> > Seeing was fair - about 5/10, transparency good, gusty winds. I used this opportunity to try several cameras and camera settings... this is the first I've processed, using the PGR Scorpion camera (1600x1200) at its 800x600 setting. Image scale is smaller than I'm used to with the pixel binning enabled in the camera.

> >

> > clear skies and best wishes,

> > Alan

> >

> >

> >

> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

> >

>

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