Subject: The Rotation of Mars - Dust Storm
Exposure: 1/33 sec, RGB only
Exposure: Frames & Time - 735/3:30UT, 1093/3:40UT, 969/4:04UT, 1146/4:57UT, 1009/6:03UT
Camera: Philips ToUcam Pro
Filter: Baader UV-IR
Processing: Registax 2.1.1 & Adobe Photoshop CS
Telescope: Celestron 9.25" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain @ f/42 using a TeleVue 4x Powermate
Mount: Losmandy G11
Location: Cape Cod Imaging Station. Dennis, Massachusetts
Date: October 22, 2005, 3:30 - 6:03 UT
Comments: Seeing was very good to excellent. Pickering value of P8 with brief moments of P9.
Additional comments: Air Temperture: 32F, Relative Humidity: 92%, Wind: Calm
This image was selected as NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day - APOD" for October 28, 2005.
Below is an animation of the above images put together by my friend Sean Walker of Sky & Telescope magazine. Thanks Sean!
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