Archive for April 2012

Mars from North Meadow, Central Park   Leave a comment

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.

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Someday I’ll be taking pictures like this.

Posted April 14, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized

Marth Crater   Leave a comment

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.

Posted April 6, 2012 by finkh in Uncategorized