The South Polar Cap has shrunken a noticeable amount.

Mars UTC

CM1: 332.60°

CLat: -9.60°

Description

Seeing was much better than it was for Jupiter & Saturn.

Notes:

  • Syrtis Major & Hellas Basin are about to set.
  • Sinus Meridiani is near the central meridian.
  • The South Polar Cap has shrunken a noticeable amount since July 12th.
  • The edge of the SPC also looks rougher than it did in July.

Equipment

Celestron C8 EdgeHD

ZWO ASI224MC

Tele Vue 2.5x Powermate

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Location=Cibolo, TX, USA
Scope=Celstron C14 EdgeHD
Camera=ZWO ASI224MC
Filter=RGB
Profile=Mars
Diameter=23.50"
Magnitude=-2.55
CM=330.5°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=4500mm (F/12)
Resolution=0.17"
Filename=2018-08-14-0410_5-EC-RGB-Mars.ser
Date=2018_08_14
Start=040917.861
Mid=041032.861
End=041147.862
Start(UT)=040917.861
Mid(UT)=041032.861
End(UT)=041147.862
Duration=150.001s
Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=9994
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=yes
DebayerAlgorithm=NearestNeighbor
BayerPattern=RG
ROI=212x226
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=66
Shutter=15.00ms
Gain=158 (26%)
Brightness=1 (off)
WBlue=95 (off)
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
AutoExposure=off
AutoGain=off
HardwareBin=off
HighSpeed=off
AutoHisto=75 (off)
WRed=52 (off)
Gamma=50 (off)
FPS=100 (off)
USBTraffic=100 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=56
Histogramm=21%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.21
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=32.3°C