Saturday, April 28, 2018

Mars Videos!

Yes!

Videos of Mars.

The videos were captured by me from my backyard. These are raw unprocessed videos converted into AVI format and uploaded to my Youtube channel.   The videos have been truncated from their original full length.

The first video was captured on May 27th 2016, just a few days past Mars' last opposition. 



Post processing it with AutoStackkert! and some tweaking with RegiStax 6 resulted in this beautiful image!


Mars, May 27th 2016

The second video was captured this morning, April 28th, 2018 at 0330.  The complete video capture has 80,000 frames.



I selected the sharpest 10% of the frames for stacking purposes and the resultant image is below.


Mars, April 28th 2018

This shows how powerful it is to be able to collect thousands of frames, to be able to select the best of them, and to able to stack and apply sharpening techniques.

See Lucky Imaging.

We are still a few months away from Mars' 2018 opposition.

Notice the huge difference in the visibility of features on Mars between the two images!  Just wait until Mars reaches opposition in July!

I'll be making video and images as it gets closer and closer.


I'm excited.


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