Mare Tyrrhenum is visible despite being hidden in RGB.

Mars UTC

CM1: 257.10°

CLat: -12.20°

Description

I decided to capture an IR photo part-way through our time with Mars. Seeing did not improve, but the IR filter cut through some of it.

Notes:

  • Syrtis Major is rising.
  • Mare Tyrrhenum is visible despite being hidden in RGB.
  • Mare Cimmerium is under a thinner veil of dust, making it more visible.
  • The south polar cap 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=IR
Profile=Mars
Diameter=23.57"
Magnitude=-2.64
CM=256.3°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8550mm (F/24)
Resolution=0.07"
Filename=2018-07-18-0719_6-EC-IR-Mars.ser
Date=180718
Start=071824.845
Mid=071939.850
End=072054.856
Start(UT)=071824.845
Mid(UT)=071939.850
End(UT)=072054.856
Duration=150.011s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=14991
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=428x414
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=99
Shutter=10.00ms
Gain=188 (31%)
HighSpeed=off
AutoExposure=off
Gamma=50
AutoHisto=75 (off)
AutoGain=off
Brightness=1 (off)
USBTraffic=40 (off)
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
FPS=100 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=142
Histogramm=55%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.52
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=33.5°C