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Posts Made By: Wesley Higgins

July 31, 2003 04:46 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars July 31 with dust storm

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

This Mars image is a stack of 115 frames from an
AVI of 500 .
If I'm not mistaken the bright yellow area just North of Margaritifer Sinus or the lower right side of the planet is a dust storm.

* 14.5 Starmaster at F/35
* 9:04 UT
* CM 343.49
* Dia 22.22"
* Alt 40 degrees

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

August 7, 2003 11:03 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Just another Mars image

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

This Mars image was taken on 08-06-03 at 8:52 UT,
location Tecumseh Oklahoma USA .

Starmaster 14.5 F/4.3 working at F/35 ,200 frames from one Avi of 1600 ,stacked in K3CCDTOOLS , I took a total of 37 Avi's that morning for a total frame count of about 48,000 frames (maxed out my hard drive for the first time).


Thanks,

Wes Higgins

August 10, 2003 03:32 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: MARS: CAVE ASTROLA 12.5" F/6

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi Rolando ,

I've been gone for three days and I just checked
out the new images , that is a superb! Mars image .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins


August 10, 2003 05:06 PM Forum: Solar System Observing

Just found this Forum

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I can't believe I have not found this forum before
now , I have searched the web for Mars related sites
and this one has been just under my nose so to speak
by being on the same page as some other Astromart
forums I frequent .

It looks like there are some very knowledgable people
on this list and I plan on checking it everyday day now
and maybe contribute some of my very limited knowledge
and a few images (if the sky will ever clear now
in Oklahoma). My drawing skills are practically non
existent so images are all I have to offer , I'm not sure
if this is more of a drawing only forum though.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins




August 16, 2003 04:17 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars August 16 2003

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Image taken at 8:59 UT , Tecumseh Oklahoma .

121 frames from one Avi of 1300 , I have had better
results on Mars stacking less frames, the surface details
seem to show up better .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

August 22, 2003 05:56 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Not Mars the Moon

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

As a slight a break from Mars images I decided to post a
Moon image.
Rima Hyginus is a seldom photographed Moon feature that
IMO is very interesting, it has a crater with a valley connecting from two sides , the chain of small craters in the valley on the right is interesting .
As a size reference the Rimi valley is four miles wide .

The image was taken on August 16 2003 at 9:30 UT,
14.5 Starmaster at F/30 , Toucam Pro , 10 frames
stacked in Registax and processed in Imagesplus .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

August 23, 2003 05:55 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: MARS: 8/23/03 C9.25

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi Rolando,

With an image this good in unsteady seeing ,
no telling how good it would be with good seeing .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

August 23, 2003 07:33 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

MARS August 23 2003

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I finally got the images I took this morning
(08-23-03) processed .
I had some steady seeing , the frames were
not changing size every second .

Starmaster/Zambuto 14.5 @F/35, 415 frames out of 1400 , stacked in K3CCD

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

August 23, 2003 08:14 PM Forum: Solar System Observing

Mars August 23 2003

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I finally got the images I took this morning
(08-23-03) processed .
I had some steady seeing , the frames were
not changing size every second .

Normally when I have good seeing at my location
in Tecumseh Oklahoma there will be dew everywhere,
this morning there was no dew at all , strange .
I could see Olympus Mons or at least the surrounding
area of it very clear on the computer monitor while
capturing the images and later with a 10mm Radian
into a 3x barlow I could just make out some slight
details of Olympus Mons visually .

Starmaster/Zambuto 14.5 @F/35,Toucam Pro, 415 frames out of 1400 , stacked in K3CCD

Thanks,

Wes Higgins



October 15, 2003 12:47 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn Finally

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

After an un wanted six week break from imaging
I finally got out this morning (10-15-03) and got
some images of Saturn .

14.5" Starmaster working at F/25 , Toucam Pro
webcam , 350 images stacked from 700 , K3CCDTOOLS,
Imagesplus, Photoshop 7

Thanks,

Wes Higgins