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Mars from Ballarat Australia

Started by awesley, 11/02/2005 03:23AM
Posted 11/02/2005 03:23AM Opening Post
Hi everyone - I've been away to my first ever star camp, it was in Ballarat which is about 6 hours drive from home. First 3 days were a washout but then on the last night of the camp we got virtually 10/10 conditions, out of nowhere.

Here's a mars image from that night, imaged when Mars was only about 31 degrees above the horizon and 2 hours past transit. The air was incredibly still and transparent.


10" f/6 newtonian w/ 5x powermate and extension tube
Dragonfly Express camera + RGB filters and filter wheel.
Stacked approx 1500 frames in each colour

regards, Anthony

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Posted 11/02/2005 08:22AM #1
Hello Anthony,
Magnificent image of the Solis Lacus region of Mars. Beautiful job!

Jim Phillips
Posted 11/02/2005 01:13PM #2
Wonderful shots Anthony! 8)

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