Mars UTC

CM1: 155.40°

CLat: +2.30°

Description

Stepping outside and feeling the cold air, I immediately saw a meteor heading south between Mars and Antares. I had decent seeing and excellent transparency while imaging the red planet.

Notes:

  • Orographic clouds are covering Olympus Mons and Pavonis Mons.
  • The South Polar Cap is emerging from winter. It will shrink significantly as Mars approaches opposition.

Equipment

Celestron C8 EdgeHD

ZWO ASI290MM

Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Camera=ZWO ASI290MM
Filter=B
Profile=Mars
Diameter=5.09"
Magnitude=1.25
CM=156.7°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=6000mm (F/21)
Resolution=0.10"
Filename=2020-02-14-1216_1-EC-B-Mars.ser
Date=2020_02_14
Start=12_14_38.363
Mid=12_16_08.364
End=12_17_38.365
Start(UT)=12_14_38.363
Mid(UT)=12_16_08.364
End(UT)=12_17_38.365
Duration=180.002s
Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd
Time_format=HH_mm_ss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=11995
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=184x190
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=66
Shutter=15.00ms
Gain=330 (55%)
Brightness=1 (off)
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
HighSpeed=off
AutoExposure=off
Gamma=50
USBTraffic=40 (off)
FPS=100 (off)
AutoGain=off
AutoHisto=75 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=17
Histogramm=6%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.47
AutoAlign=false
PreFilter=none
Limit=180 Seconds
Sensor temperature=10.8°C