Syrtis Major is rising.

Mars UTC

CM1: 260.80°

CLat: -12.50°

Description

Seeing was not bad, but not as good as July 14th, and transparency was extremely variable due to clouds coming through. While processing the Mars images from this night, our hard drive started slowing down and eventually started giving I/O errors, usually a sign that a drive has failed. Fortunately, restarting my computer fixed all the problems but I decided to back up the remaining 1 terabyte of unprocessed data to another drive to be safe.

Notes:

  • Syrtis Major is rising.
  • Dust clouds appear to be escaping from Hellas Basin.
  • The south polar cap is mostly obscured by dust.

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=R
Profile=Mars
Diameter=23.33"
Magnitude=-2.59
CM=258.0°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8450mm (F/23)
Resolution=0.07"
Filename=2018-07-16-0613_5-EC-R-Mars.ser
Date=160718
Start=061215.376
Mid=061330.384
End=061445.392
Start(UT)=061215.376
Mid(UT)=061330.384
End(UT)=061445.392
Duration=150.016s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=13474
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=428x414
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=89
Shutter=11.12ms
Gain=223 (37%)
Gamma=50 (off)
Brightness=1 (off)
AutoHisto=75 (off)
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
USBTraffic=40 (off)
AutoGain=off
HighSpeed=off
AutoExposure=off
FPS=100 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=132
Histogramm=51%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.49
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=34.7°C
Focuser position=0