There's a faint cloud above the dust storm in much of the southern hemisphere east of the central meridian.

Mars UTC

CM1: 238.40°

CLat: -12.20°

Description

Seeing started out decent for Mars. Saharan dust limited transparency, but not as much as the previous night.

Notes:

  • Syrtis Major is rising.
  • There's a faint cloud above the dust storm in much of the southern hemisphere east of the central meridian.
  • Mare Tyrrhenum is hidden under a completely opaque part of the dust storm
  • Mare Cimmerium is relatively visible.
  • The brightness of the south polar cap is muted by the dust storm. The cap also appears to have a hole.

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=23.57"
Magnitude=-2.64
CM=235.9°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8600mm (F/24)
Resolution=0.07"
Filename=2018-07-18-0556_0-EC-R-Mars.ser
Date=180718
Start=055450.607
Mid=055605.608
End=055720.609
Start(UT)=055450.607
Mid(UT)=055605.608
End(UT)=055720.609
Duration=150.002s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=14990
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=428x414
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=99
Shutter=10.00ms
Gain=175 (29%)
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)=128
Histogramm=50%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.46
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=35.0°C
Focuser position=2906