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Mars - 13.9.2020 at 23.43 Hyvinkää Observation number 93642

Visibility III / V

Timo Inkinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Margaritifer Sinus and Aurorae Sinus merge this time in my image of Mars into a dark central region. The small eclipses that stand out from there are Juventae Fons in the direction of 3 o'clock and on the opposite edge in the direction of 9 o'clock Sinus Meridiani.

At the bottom of the Mars reef stands still Niliacus Lacus and from here to the right a hint of the Nilokeras / Achillis Fons region. The "bridge" connecting these in the picture probably shows Oxia Palus and Indus merged, but they are now one "pixel mass".

Mars should be photographed at a longer focal length to further improve the resolution of the currently 20.8 "Martian. (gain 111) and through the filter of the Astrodon R. I shot 15023 frames in this 8-bit SER video with SharpCap, from which the final image was reached with AutoStakkert! 3 4% of the middle stages of the video.

At the time of filming, Mars was only about 20 degrees above the horizon and this video was equally hazy to the eyes when shooting. Miraculously, AS! 3 stacked this picture quite successfully, i.e. that AS! is the actual Lucky Imaging software true indeed: -O

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    • Keskitaso
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