Thursday, March 22, 2012

Venus and Mars

Had a lovely night in the garden last night. Venus was beautiful, Jupiter quite
low down. Mars high up.Took these images with my Skywatcher 80ED Pro and
Philips Toucam Pro II. These are 2000 frames at 10 fps, stacked in Registax.
Mars was quite difficult as it is small compared with Venus in the camera, but
you can see the Polar regions. Although the sky was clear, it was also hazy, so Orion and some of the objects low down were sinking into the haze.
The clarity of Venus is stunning with it's Moon like shape.

1 comment:

TomF said...

Hello G4AQB, I like your picture of Venus taken on March 22. There are some details in it that correspond well with an image I took the day before, March 21. I have been looking around for other people's images to find out if what I see is real, and that brought your image to my attention.

Here is a thread in a forum where I have posted my images:

I have a question for you, do you use an IR-Cut filter with your webcam?

Tom in Canada