Mars December 8, 2007   Leave a comment

Mars is the brightest star in the night sky these days.

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This was taken at f/15 with an ETX-125 telescope and a logitech fusion webcam and IR filter set to 960 x 720.  The image was taken from registax and enlarged 500%.  I tried to go to f/30 with a barlow, but couldn’t get to a sharp focus or find the planet in the capture window.  Conditions were ideal from eight to nine pm with clear skies and no wind.  I took a half-dozen more with the philips spc900nc webcam, but they were underexposed.

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Posted December 10, 2007 by finkh in Uncategorized

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