Antilhue - Chile

Mars on 24.07.03
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Designation Mars
Object type Outer planet
Object data Phase: 94.3%   -   Apparent mag: -2.11   -  Apparent angular size: 20.93 arcsecs   -   Altitude:  70 03' above the horizon.
Description Tonight seeing was good and Mars was a delight to observe visually through the 6" APO. The indentation of the south polar cap and a white north polar zone were obvious features. Lots of fine detail was seen on the surface all of which was captured half an hour later with the webcam.
Exposure AVI-RGB 1/33 s, best 100 frames of  5 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
Imaging team Daniel Verschatse / Ricardo Serpell
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile)  -  24Jul2003 - 07:15 UTC
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 7, Temperature +2C