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Mars
Mars
Mars
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Date Taken: 04/24/2016
Photographer: Craig Heaton
Location: Amelia, Ohio
Telescope: Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
Other Mount: Celestron CG4
Camera: Orion StarShoot 5 MP Solar System Color Camera
Processing: Registax 6, Corel Paintshop Pro
Exposure: stack of 125 frames of 500 shot at 11fps
Other Equipment Used: GSO 2.5x barlow
Notes:

This was my first attempt at Mars and I'm pleased how it turned out. I had thought the bright area near Mars' center was an artifact, but as it turns out that's the location of a large volcano, so I suspect it's merely a brightening due to the presence of some ice or ice clouds.


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