Mars 14 Dec 2022, C925 and ASI224MC

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The planet Mars captured with my Celestron C925 SCT telescope and my ASI224MC colour camera.  I used a Powermate x2 barlow lens to give a higher image scale together with an Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC).

A total of 12000 frames were captured using Firecapture to a SSD drive on my capture PC.  I used Autostakkert to process the best 20% and then PixInsight to bring out the details with 8 wavelet layers.  A bit of unsharp mask afterwards to sharpen it up a bit.

Mars was to the East of the meridian and about 40 degrees in altitude.

From my backyard in Nottingham, UK.

I am quite new to using the ADC and what I did was use the colour alignment tool in Firecapture to “tune” the ADC to get the colours all as perfectly aligned as I could.

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