The Details
Object
Mars
Optics
12.5" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien @ f/27
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO Mount
Camera
Philips ToUCam Pro II Model 840 with Moog 1.25" adapter
Filters
Baader IR Blocking
Date
15 December 2007 at 9:31 PM PST
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson CA
Exposure
10 fps, 405 images stacked
Software
Philips VLounge, Registax 4.0, Photoshop CS3
Orientation
South is up. Central Meridian 19.21°
Notes

Side by side comparison of Mars imaged on15 December 2007(left) and simulation in Mars Previewer (right). Apparent diameter 15.85", Phase 0.9954.

Some of the major features seen in the above image include Sinus Sabaeus, Sinus Meridiani, Mare Erythraeum and the north polar cap region.

 

 

 

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