Just Past Opposition (15" dia.)
South is up in this image, more info below.
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 with 5x powermate Barlow
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS
Filters: Hoya R72 + CS RGB
Exposure: 1/15 - 1/30 sec 15fps
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing Average, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 32F
This is my best shot the planet centered
on Syrtis Major yet. My previous effort, was not even close due
to a continual battle with extremely bad seeing. For this evening,
the seeing was about 5 arc seconds FWHM, still not great, but
allowed me more details to be discerned on the disk. Also, this
is with my new USB DMK camera which is a huge step up in image
quality from the older web cams.
best frames, alignment in Registax, Wavelets in PixInsight Pro,
Levels and Contrast adjustments In Photoshop CS3.