Mare Cimmerium appears to be covered by less dust than surrounding areas.

Mars UTC

CM1: 230.40°

CLat: -12.10°

Description

Seeing started out good as we turned our attention from Saturn to Mars.

Notes:

  • Syrtis Major and Hellas Basin are rising.
  • Mare Cimmerium appears to be covered by less dust than surrounding areas.
  • The South Polar Cap appears muted by the dust storm.
  • Most of the SPC also appears to be darkened.

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=23.67"
Magnitude=-2.66
CM=226.9°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8500mm (F/23)
Resolution=0.07"
Filename=2018-07-19-0555_6-EC-R-Mars.ser
Date=190718
Start=055424.365
Mid=055539.369
End=055654.374
Start(UT)=055424.365
Mid(UT)=055539.369
End(UT)=055654.374
Duration=150.009s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=16767
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=428x414
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=111
Shutter=8.000ms
Gain=190 (31%)
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)=126
Histogramm=49%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.50
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=36.5°C
Focuser position=1953