Mars taken with ETX-125 and Point Grey Scorpion monochrome camera at prime focus, f/15. Astro IIDC software used to capture and process image. This is enlarged from the original.
Image taken with same telescope and ibot 8-bit color camera. Enlarged 400 percent from original and heavily processed.
Someday I’ll be taking pictures like this.
Marth Crater derived from 512 pixel per degree LDEM produced by the LOLA science team. The crater is 7km in diameter; at 59 meters per pixel that’s a bit more than a hundred pixels. The data selected was 351 pixels square. Marth looks like a concentric crater, but may be a double hit instead of volcanic in origin. While the data is labeled 512 pixels per degree, you can see the stripes of low-res and the mismatched seams. Animated in Blender 2.62, with the sun moving across the sky. It looks best if you are a few feet away from the screen.