This image is from a short session on Aug-16-2003 (approx. 06:45 UTC), using a Canon 10D DSLR and stacked pair of
TeleVue Powermates (2x and 4x) on an 8" Mak-Newt. Of the 170 ISO100 1/8th of a second images gathered, a subset of
the 20 best images within a several minute span were used for this "stack", as planet rotation became noticable when
exceeding that point.
Actual scope image
Mars had recently left the opposition which placed it closer to the Earth than at any time in the last 60,000 years, as this
image set was gathered (Aug-29-2003 approx. 4:55 UTC). Some 700 images were captured during this session, with four
sub-groups using differing techniques. The above image is the result of combining 135 ISO800 images taken at 1/125th
of a second using a Canon 10D DSLR and stacked pair of TeleVue Powermates (2x and 4x) on an 8" Mak-Newt.
These images were processed with Images Plus, which automates much of the cropping, stacking, aligning, and
combining procedures, as well as performing restorative techniques.