The South Polar Cap is covered by the dust storm.

Mars UTC

CM1: 236.70°

CLat: -11.80°

Description

Seeing became great while capturing this final visible light photo of Mars for the night.

Notes:

  • Syrtis Major is rising.
  • Hellas Basin is rising.
  • Mare Cimmerium is visible despite the global dust storm.
  • The South Polar Cap is covered by the dust storm.
  • The SPC on visible hemisphere has a dark center with a brighter perimeter.

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=23.87"
Magnitude=-2.71
CM=234.3°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8550mm (F/24)
Resolution=0.07"
Filename=2018-07-21-0738_7-EC-R-Mars.ser
Date=210718
Start=073731.613
Mid=073846.613
End=074001.613
Start(UT)=073731.613
Mid(UT)=073846.613
End(UT)=074001.613
Duration=150.000s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=16665
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=428x414
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=111
Shutter=9.000ms
Gain=180 (30%)
AutoExposure=off
Brightness=1 (off)
USBTraffic=40 (off)
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
AutoGain=off
AutoHisto=75 (off)
FPS=100 (off)
Gamma=50 (off)
HighSpeed=off
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=130
Histogramm=50%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.49
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=33.7°C
Focuser position=1945