Friday, March 30, 2012

Astrophotography - Mars

Object: Planet Mars
Date: 14-Dec-2007
Distance to Mars: 0.59118AU
  • Logitech QuickCam Pro, lens and casing removed, 35mm canister added to fit in the focuser
  • Orion 6" dobsonian telescope

102 of 299 images stacked in RegiStax v4.0, processed in Photoshop.

The images were taken untracked, with a dobsonian mount. The images were captured using K3CCD sofware while they drifted in the field of view. The telescope had to be manually moved after every set of exposures, and the target re-found before capturing the next set of images. This procedure requires extreme patience and a high level of skill.

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