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Mars August 4th, 2005 *final image updated*

Started by ctron, 08/05/2005 09:47AM
Posted 08/05/2005 09:47AM | Edited 08/06/2005 11:22AM Opening Post
0955 UT
C9.25 @ F40
Toucam Pro 740 monochrome
Seeing: 4-6/10 Trans: 3/10


**Same set of AVIs, just with much better color balance and sharpness. Note that some folks may have to clear caches and refresh browsers to see new images. This is the final image from this set. Now moving on to the other AVIs. Thanks!**

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ctron's attachment for post 25918
Posted 08/05/2005 10:09AM #1


Alan Friedman
Posted 08/05/2005 10:20AM #2
Hi Eric,

Outstanding image with your usual superb processing.

Clear skies,
Ed Roach
Posted 08/05/2005 03:42PM #3
Hello Eric,

I can clearly see the "eye of Mars" in your picture. Nice job.

Posted 08/05/2005 05:08PM #4
Hi Eric,

Great image, very detailed.


Wes Higgins
Posted 08/05/2005 07:19PM #5
Wow! Very nice. Just beautiful!

Jim Phillips
Posted 08/06/2005 09:24AM | Edited 08/06/2005 09:25AM #6
Thanks to all. I still have better sets I have hardly had time to touch and I just worked on this one at random. Hopefully, will post an additional image or two soon. Currently, I am experiencing vignetting with the Televue even at just F30. When I increase length between barlow and Toucam to F40 or 50, vignetting and field curvature become severe so I am considering changing amplification systems for these higher F ratios. Suggestions, either here or privately, would be greatly appreciated. The vignetting/ edge coma is even worse with the Lum camera, so not using it at the current time. I am guessing that the Televue 3x is the cause, especially when greater lengths are added to it.

Tom: Thanks for the suggestion. A contrast boost had been added originally and this may have washed out the highlights on the right side. I can see that.