Antilhue - Chile

Mars 20.07.2003
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Image Data

Designation Mars
Object type Outer planet
Object data Phase: 93.5%   -   Apparent mag: -2.00   -  Apparent angular size: 20.19 arcsecs   -   Altitude: 62d 27' above the horizon.
Description Under average to poor seeing conditions, the power of averaging/stacking selected frames from four video sequences brought out detail not visible at the eyepiece.
Exposure AVI-RGB 1/25 s, best 200 frames of  4 AVI files, 30 s each.
Camera Philips Toucam PCVC 740K, Astronomik IR-Reject clear filter
Optics Astro-Physics AP155 EDFS + projection by Baader FFC to approx. f/44
Mount Astro-Physics 1200GTO, unguided
Software K3CCD for acquisition, Registax, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile)  -  20Jul2003 - 09:08 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 5, Temperature +9C