Photograph of Mars

So last night, after constructing a new holder for my 3x barlow lens out of cardboard I decided to have a bash imaging Mars. The rolled up bit of paper I had used for my images of Saturn and the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, had failed.

This is the result, almost 2000 frames.

Mars

Must say I am a bit disappointed - perhaps I need to make a few modifications to my rolled up cardboard adapter, it could do with being about 5mm shorter just so I can make sure it is in focus. The only real details visible on Mars are in the southern hemisphere. I should try and take some images when some more interesting features are visible.

3 comments

Comment from: Matthew [Visitor]
Matthew

Not a bad effort at all Paul. Mars is always a tough one. My efforts on Mars have been a time consuming (and frustrating) learning curve. As for observing, it's usually a let down after seeing Jupiter or Saturn. I've since learned that filters would have made a lot of difference, especially in a large aperture telescope.

BTW Fancy a photo war on 'The ringed one'? lol She's come round again, up by 8:30pm nowanights, I've missed her :-P

Matt

1st February 2008 @ 16:08
Comment from: [Member]
Paul

Sure, given equal equipment. ;-)

Tried using the Skyliner to do any planetary stuff yet?

2nd February 2008 @ 02:37
Comment from: Matt [Visitor]
Matt

Ok fair comment, but I'm sill using a toUcam :-) (Cant afford one of those snazzy high res camera's_

Yes I've done some planetary with the biggun, my first ever Mars pics were taken through the skyliner last month (mounted on the EQ6 Synscan). Pics on my homepage about half way down.

Matt

7th February 2008 @ 10:49


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