Visibility III / V
Here would be my first attempt this season to capture Mars with my TMB 152/1200 lens tube. I monitored it for the morning with tripod adjustments (I ran the PEM Pro repair run for follow-up) and while I was still refreshed around two o’clock, I decided to try shooting Mars with my ASI 183MM Pro black and white camera. Here, the end result would be to extract 450 frames from a video frame delimited by 5006 in the center of the image area to the final image. The colors in the picture I made in PhotoShop.
I also looked at Mars visually after shooting using 335x and 432x magnifications and noticed that the Baader 2 "prism I use makes a slight distraction in the visual image at the edge of the planet (red border on one side and blue border on the other). I googled this explanation for that phenomenon.
This tip for planet mapping was also found in that discussion:
"I still recommend that people use a Barlow or the Baader GPC before a binoviewer or a prism Diagonal for Planetary or high resolution work ."
In practice, I didn’t run into that optical error when photographing this because I was shooting this image of Mars without a prism, but for visual viewing of Mars, I would have to change my lens tube to a normal angle mirror. Seeing was both so calm in the morning that I could watch a relatively calm picture of the planet, but the videos I shot were "normal" jumping.