The cloud over Hellas Basin and the surrounding area is more transparent in IR.

Mars UTC

CM1: 305.00°

CLat: -12.70°

Description

Before clouds took over the sky, I felt the need to capture an IR photo. Seeing remained great, but clouds decreased transparency.

Notes:

  • Part of Sinus Meridiani is completely obscured by airborne dust.
  • Syrtis Major is past the CM.
  • The opaque (in visible light) cloud over Hellas Basin and the surrounding area is more transparent in IR.

Equipment

ZWO ASI290MM

Celestron C14 EdgeHD

Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Location=Cibolo, TX, USA
Scope=Celstron C14 EdgeHD
Camera=ZWO ASI290MM
Filter=IR
Profile=Mars
Diameter=23.09"
Magnitude=-2.55
CM=305.2°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8100mm (F/22)
Resolution=0.07"
Filename=2018-07-14-0814_0-EC-IR-Mars.ser
Date=140718
Start=081323.412
Mid=081403.641
End=081443.871
Start(UT)=081323.412
Mid(UT)=081403.641
End(UT)=081443.871
Duration=80.459s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=9770
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=428x414
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=121
Shutter=8.226ms
Gain=197 (32%)
AutoGain=off
FPS=100 (off)
Gamma=50
Brightness=1 (off)
HighSpeed=off
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
AutoHisto=75 (off)
USBTraffic=40 (off)
AutoExposure=off
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=126
Histogramm=49%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.78
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=33.2°C
Focuser position=1904