Mars 2007/08

Mars is back!   I had a late start because of bad weather.

These images were taken with a C11  on an AP900GTO mount. My imager is a  DMK21BF04 monochrome camera.  A Homeyer motorized filter wheel was used to produce an RGB image.  I used an Astrophysics Barcon working at 3X with an Astrophysics Maxbright Diagonal as my UV-IR blocking filter.    To capture I used  The Imaging Source IC Capture 2.0.  For processing, I used Registax V4 by Cor Berrevoets.

Links to Mars Images and Info:

ALPO Archives

Japan ALPO Mars Latest

ALPO Mars Section


December  30, 2007

The sky was very steady this evening.  The detail on the north polar hood is very good.  The NPH is really dissipating.

Sinus Sabaeus can be seen  just after the CM.

December 29, 2007

Condition was perfect this evening.  Wind wasn't a problem anymore and I was able to cool my OTA.

These images feature the Chryse region of Mars.  The North Polar hood seem to be breaking up.  Sinus Sabaeus is visible on the right.

Happy New Year to all!


December 22, 2007

It was still windy this evening. This is an RRGB image of Mars using 60fps with my DMK camera. 

Olympus Mons is the bright oval patch on the left.   Solis Lacus is prominent in the southern hemisphere.     Chryse is setting on the right.


December 18, 2007

Condition wasn't great.  It was very windy and seeing was not perfect! 

The Tharsis is featured in this image.  Olympus Mon is just right of the CM.  While the three other volcanoes can be seen through their individual cloud tops.  The north polar hood seems to be clearing up.


December 17, 2007

Here's a cloudy image of Mars.    The north polar hood is very prominent.  Olympus Mons is rising in the east.   There seems to be some summit cloud visible.  There are some afternoon clouds in Syria and Arcadia.   Mare Sirenum is at the southern hemisphere.    There are clouds at Eridania. 


November 11, 2007

Here's my first image of Mars this season.  Weather has been terrible here.  The north polar hood is very prominent.  Mare Cimmerium is prominent in the southern hemisphere.  Dark features are visible below the polar hood. 


Christopher Go 2007