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Mark Killion
March 1, 2021
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Contains: Solar system body or event

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Date Posted: March 1, 2021

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This is a composite image of Mars created from 13 stacked images and processed in Photoshop. I used a Takahashi 152 mm refractor and a Nikon Coolpix 5400 camera and shot the images at ISO 200 for 1/60 seconds. Seeing is everything in imaging the planets and I have tried Lucky Imaging with a ZWO camera but in poor seeing conditions and didn't like the results. So whether you're stacking just a few images like I did here or stacking a few thousand using Lucky Imaging, the seeing will be the governing factor in most cases. My images were taken from my back porch on October 28, 2005 and only recently did I revisit these images to process them with the new methods developed since 2005.

IC 2118 The Witch Head Nebula

January 7, 2019

2019 Lunar Eclipse

January 24, 2019

Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction 2020

January 12, 2021

Rosette Nebula

December 1, 2017

IC 443 (The Jellyfish Nebula)

May 7, 2019