Flintstone Stargazing

April 21, 2008

Mars in Gemini

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Mars, Observation Journal, Planets — Tags: , , — Ed @ 10:15 pm

Mars in Gemini on 4/21/08 (labelled)

Tonight, I decided to do a bit of wide-field astrophotography. I attached the D50 camera piggyback on my SN-8 telescope. This way, I could take some longer, wide-field exposures without star trails. I took several of these, but just had time to process this one – Mars in the constellation Gemini. The image above is the labelled version – I also uploaded the file without the lines/text for comparison. The full versions of these are quite large, but you can see more detail there. Here it is:

Mars in Gemini on 4/21/08
Mars in Gemini on 4/21/08

I’ll try to get the others up tomorrow evening, if I can get a bit of time to work on them.


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