Mars  26/10/2005

IMAGE DETAILS

Object ............................................ Mars
Ap. Magnitude.+ Ang. size....... - 2.22 /  22 arcsec.
Radius + Mass ............................. 3396km / 0.1073 earth mass.
Date + Time ...............................   26 / 10/2005- 20:30 UTC
Location ....................................  "Nunki Observatory" - Skiathos
Optics .........................................
 Celestron C11 f/10
Tools ..........................................   Registax
Camera .....................................   Phillips toucam pro  , barlow 2X
Exposure Time.......................     1200 frames
More Details ...........................    Environment Temperature : 15oC Camera Temperature - -
Mount .......................................   Paramount ME
Guiding ....................................   Unguided
Processing Details ................    Photoshop , Registax .
Notes ........................................   Weather: Weather:7/10 - Transparence: 4/6 - Humidity : 98 %

Target details .........................  :
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars, it is often described as the "Red Planet" as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.[13] Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth. The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are likewise similar to those of Earth, as is the tilt that produces the seasons. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain within the Solar System, and of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon. The smooth Borealis basin in the northern hemisphere covers 40% of the planet and may be a giant impact feature.

Nikos Paschalis