MARS using 5X focal extender

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RickBG
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MARS using 5X focal extender

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Mars taken on 11/16/2020, Miami

CPC 800 SCT
QHY5IIIC
5X Focal extender
ADC by ZWO

CPWI to control mount
Sharpcap Pro (64bit) 3.3
AutoStakkert3
RegiStax6
Photoshop/Astra Image
timh
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Re: MARS using 5X focal extender

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Hi

That's a terrific image. Well done. Interested to know how many frames you needed and about how long?

thanks
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Re: MARS using 5X focal extender

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Hi,

thanks for sharing - it's a great image with good detail - well done!

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Re: MARS using 5X focal extender

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Hi Tim,

I exposed the image for 2.5 minutes at approximately 120 frames per second giving me about 18,000 frames. I took 50% of that total in AutoStakkert3 which yielded 9,000 frames. The QHY5IIIColor is a very fast frame rate CMOS camera with a large 5.86 micron pixel size which is useful for planetary imaging.

Rick
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Re: MARS using 5X focal extender

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Thanks Rick,

Useful to know. Well maybe next year I'll buy a suitable powermate or Barlow and have a go at some planetary work. Apart from one tiny picture of Mars that's all new territory for me

Tim
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