Mars @ 7.11.2018

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Mars @ 7.11.2018

Postby AstroChris » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:29 pm

Hey folks. This is my first post. I'm very new to astronomy in general. This is a first glimpse on Mars. Humidity was high and i only managed to get a sneak through the clouds on Mars bit it's the first image with surface details. I used a 3x barlow on my 750/150 skywatcher newtonian.
The camera is a Logitech webcam for 10 bucks moddet with hot glue and a filmroll-case to fit so... Not to expensive but great for a planetary start.
Took 1 min avi and used around 25% because of bad seeing.

I really like the JPL-page where you can render the current "view" of one space object from another.
https://space.jpl.nasa.gov/
So you can compare what you see in your scope.

I found it very hard to focus! I first focused on a star but then i couldn't fit/find Mars in the webcam frame... So i had to use a wild view ep to center Mars but then i had to refocus again.... Pity. Is there a clever trick?

Greetz
Chris

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