Mars UTC

CM1: 157.50°

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:

  • 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=IR
Profile=Mars
Diameter=5.09"
Magnitude=1.25
CM=157.7°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=5400mm (F/19)
Resolution=0.11"
Filename=2020-02-14-1220_4-EC-IR-Mars.ser
Date=2020_02_14
Start=12_18_56.172
Mid=12_20_26.177
End=12_21_56.183
Start(UT)=12_18_56.172
Mid(UT)=12_20_26.177
End(UT)=12_21_56.183
Duration=180.011s
Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd
Time_format=HH_mm_ss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=16545
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=184x190
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=91
Shutter=8.000ms
Gain=250 (41%)
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)=143
Histogramm=56%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.04
AutoAlign=false
PreFilter=none
Limit=180 Seconds
Sensor temperature=10.6°C