Joe Zawodny Flickr's Mars

Blogged by John Berryman on February 14, 2008 and tagged with Community, Sample Images, Moon, Mars.

Joe Zawodny, a DBK 31AF03.AS user for some time now, has recently emailed his Mars results to share with The Imaging Source community.

Joe writes:

I finally had a night of reasonable seeing. With the full Moon in the sky there was little I could image other than Mars. So, I spent a little over three and half hours taking AVI video clips of Mars every 15 minutes. During this time Mars will rotate a little more than 51 degrees. One of the reasons to display things this way is to convince viewers that the detail shown is real.

The imagery looses something in the conversion to an animated GIF. 256 colors just doesn't cover the range of colors well. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy it. I'll be posting some of the individual frames later.

C-11 at ~f/20 (5700mm) with a DBK 31AF03.AS color webcam. Each frame is derived from a stack of the best 1000 out of 5000 frames. Exposure 1/19 sec, Gain 510, 15 fps

You can see the avi here:

Great work Joe! You should be proud!