Mars Images 09/05/2005

Mars - 9/05/2005 A, Celestron 11" SCT f/25Losmandy, G11 Mount & Phillips ToUcam
Mars A- 9/05/2005, Celestron 11″ SCT f/25Losmandy, G11 Mount & Phillips ToUcam
Mars - 9/05/2005 B , Celestron 11" SCT f/25 & ToUcam
Mars B- 9/05/2005 , Celestron 11″ SCT f/25 & ToUcam
Mars - 9/05/2005 C, Celestron 11" SCT f/25Losmandy, G11 Mount & Phillips ToUcam
Mars C- 9/05/2005, Celestron 11″ SCT f/25Losmandy, G11 Mount & Phillips ToUcam

I Mars Images 09/05/2005,captured using A Phillips ToUcam. The imaging platform consisted of a Celestron 11″ Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope and Losmandy G11 mount. The fourteen avi files (video clips) of Mars were finally captured after several hours of work. Registax was used to process the video avi files. Registax is able to select the best frames and because of this a sharper image of Mars is possible. The processing in Registax vastly increases the signal to noise level so sharper images are possible. This was my 1st attempt to image Mars with a Webcam. It is amazing how stacking images compensated for Earth’s turbulent atmosphere.

The Mars Images 09/05/2005, were taken from a Dark Site called “Eagles Rest”, South of Dexter, Or.; 2557′.

Mars orbits our Sun in 687 earth days at an average distance of 142 million miles. a day on mars lasts 24 hours 37 minutes. This fourth planet from the Sun has a diameter of only 4,220 miles thus having .375 the gravity of Earth. Mars more distant than Earth from the Sun because of this, it’s average surface temperature is -81 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mars offer the possibility of colonization, therefore NASA is vigorously exploring Mars.

Saturn

Saturn taken with ToUcam Celestron 11" SCT 3/12/2005
Saturn taken with ToUcam Celestron 11″ SCT 3/12/2005

Saturn video taken with a Phillips ToUcam through a Celestron 11″ SCT at f/25 on a Losmandy G11 mount. Dark Sky site South of Dexter, Oregon with 6+ magnitude skies at 2512′. Over 7000 frames processed in Registax, final image 413 frames. This was my 1st attempt at imaging Saturn with a Web Camera.

Jupiter 03/12/2005

This image of Jupiter is the result of stacking images from an avi file. The video was captured with a Phillips ToUcam through a Celestron 11" SCT. The focal length was increased with a TeleVue 2.5x Barlow to yield a focal length of F/25 6985mm. A Losmandy G11 Equatorial mount was used to support the Telescope and equipment.
Jupiter taken 03/12/2005 with Celestron C11, Losmandy G11 & Phillips ToUcam

This image of Jupiter is the result of stacking images from an avi file. The video was captured with a Phillips ToUcam through a Celestron 11″ SCT. The focal length was increased with a TeleVue 2.5x Barlow to yield a focal length of F/25 6985mm. A Losmandy G11 Equatorial mount was used to support the Telescope and equipment.