Mars 2022

These images were taken with a C14  on an AP900GTO mount.  I used a QHY290M and a QHY462C camera.  A Starlight Xpress USB  filter wheel was used to produce an RGB image.  I used an Astrophysics Advanced Barcon (starting April 23) working at 3X.    To capture I used  FireCapture 2.6.  For processing, I use AutoStakkert and  Registax V5 .

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April 23, 2022


I finally had a chance to image Mars! Mars is tiny now at only 5.6". Seeing was average but transparency was poor due to clouds. Mars was only 35 degrees above the horizon when I took this image.
This image shows the Tharsis volcanic region. Mars is too small to resolve Olympus Mons. Note the late afternoon clouds over the trio Tharis volcanoes. The south polar cap is huge.


Christopher Go 2022