- The Plain Side
December 3rd, 2007
Size: 14 arcseconds
North is up in this image, more info below.
| In the diagram below, the
labels indicate the albedo features. The faint white spots Nix
Olympica and North Spot are actually the cloud hazes over major
volcanos. On the blue image, a huge white haze occupied the right
side of the equator, spanning 1/3 the disk.|
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 with 5x Powermate Barlow
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 31AU03.AS
Custom Scientific Filters used
Exposure: RGB = 1/60:1/60:1/30s @ 15fps
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing Poor to Average, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 45F
Processing: Registax, PixInsight Pro, Photoshop CS3, Focus Magic Plugin
Here I have labeled the more
obvious features of the image using
the National Geographic Mars
Map as a reference.
Blue Light Image