Planetary Imaging

Mars IR-RGB

10/10/2020

IR-RGB image of Mars from 8th October 2020. 5x barlow and 178mm. Best 20% of 5000 frames per channel.

Telescope / lens Skywatcher 250 PDS
Camera ZWO 178MM
Mount EQ6-R

Mars 4hrs in IR animation

10/4/2020

Four hours of IR data showing the rotation of the Planet Mars. 1st Oct 22:00 until 2nd October 01:00 UTC. 5x barlow and zwo IR 850nm filter.

Telescope / lens Skywatcher 250 PDS
Camera ZWO 178MM
Mount EQ6-R

Mars Animation

9/10/2020

This is my very first attempt at an animation of Mars. It was taken this morning between 00:12 and 1:55 UTC. You can see a light patch (dust storm or cloud?) which was visible last night move from centre of frame to left edge. Mount Olympus is visible and looks to me to develop a shadow as it moved to the terminator.

Telescope / lens Skywatcher 250 PDS
Camera AZEQ6
Mount ZWO 1600 MM Pro