Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mars in December 2009

This the red planet as observed yesterday night from my roof observatory in Germany using my 21cm DK-Cassegrain and a DBK21 CCD camera at 6m focal length. A 2GB avi file containing 2:30min of video has been recorded. It has been used as input data for the GIOTTO stacking software. (Date: 28.12.2009, Time: 21:56 GMT)

Up: The pole (Planum Boreum) was full of snow.
Middle: Syrtis Major, Utopia Planitia, Coloe Fossae region, the albedo near "Adamas Labyrinth" were clearly visible.
Down: "Hellas Planitia" is the bright region below Syrtis Major.

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