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Bill Warden
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martian mountains
recent mars images: Mars 8/7/2018 07:45 UTC RGB CM = 84.9 CL = -10.0 Infrared as luminance: Mars 8/7/2018 07:45 UTC IR-RGB with more heavy handed processing in my latest image  Olympus Mons , tallest mountain in the solar system, can be seen.   Olympus Mons...
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Mars closest approach 7/31/2018
Here's mars at closest approach for the 2018 opposition: Mars 7/31/18 8:21 UTC Visually it looked like a bright orange disk with poles visible.  seeing was not great, but Cassini was easily resolved on Saturn, so assuming the lack of contrast/detail is the ...
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mercury take 2
mercury, is difficult to observe and image.  since it's so close to the sun, it is usually only seen low in the horizon just before or after sunset.  visually, mercury looks like a tiny orange half moon.  the reddening results from atmospheric diffraction, ...
mercury take 2
mercury take 2
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Jumpin' Jupiters
Had a run of the best seeing I've ever experienced in my location during the warm humid weather of June and early July this year.  Here are a bunch of Jupiter images and some comments on imaging techniques during the session. C8 2x barlowed with mono camera...
Jumpin' Jupiters
Jumpin' Jupiters
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conjunction junction venus and luna
conjunction: two astronomical objects coming together. disclaimer: i'm not much on terrestrial photography and my DSLR battery died as i focused, so cell phone, point and shoot and lots of photoshop. enough excuses... artsy composition thru trees (see the e...
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MARS, BRINGER OF...dust
While you may have read some of the hype surrounding the most favorable Mars opposition since 2003, there's a less encouraging story surrounding Mars recently.   Recall Mars is the only planet in the solar system who's surface detail can be seen telescopica...
MARS, BRINGER OF...dust
MARS, BRINGER OF...dust
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The Planets
a few past emails i've sent out seemed appropriate for the start of the blog so here we go... someone asked for info on the planets for their child, so i thought i'd spam the list with some of my older pictures. since pluto was demoted in 2006, there are on...
The Planets
The Planets
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Ultra Venus
Venus is covered by a thick layer of clouds which shine brightly, making it the brightest planet in the sky.  More information in my prior Venus overview .  Visually it appears to be a featureless white disk which goes thru phases like the moon.  However, U...
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summer saturnalia
Still celebrating a summer Saturnalia.  I've had a run of the best seeing locally in several years.  It's a great time for planetary observing with Venus at sunset, Jupiter transiting at a gentlemanly 9 pm, Saturn near opposition around midnight, and then a...
summer saturnalia
summer saturnalia
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Eureka, The Hex!
neared Saturnian nirvana last night  think i got a legit shot of the hexagon if you look closely at the top dark ring, you can see the corners: Saturn Infrared image details celestron 11" Edge HD ZWO ASI290MM Baader IR pass "685" nm 3 minute capture FPS (av...
Eureka, The Hex!
Eureka, The Hex!
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