The South Polar Cap is covered by the dust storm.

Mars UTC

CM1: 208.30°

CLat: -11.60°

Description

Seeing and transparency continued to be excellent for my last Mars photo of the night.

Notes:

  • Mare Cimmerium is visible under the global dust storm.
  • The South Polar Cap is covered by the dust storm.
  • The SPC on visible hemisphere has a dark center with a brighter perimeter.

Equipment

Celestron C8 EdgeHD

ZWO ASI224MC

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Location=Cibolo, TX, USA
Scope=Celstron C14 EdgeHD
Camera=ZWO ASI224MC
Filter=RGB
Profile=Mars
Diameter=24.02"
Magnitude=-2.74
CM=206.7°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=8450mm (F/23)
Resolution=0.09"
Filename=2018-07-23-0658_4-EC-RGB-Mars.ser
Date=2018_07_23
Start=065709.394
Mid=065824.400
End=065939.406
Start(UT)=065709.394
Mid(UT)=065824.400
End(UT)=065939.406
Duration=150.012s
Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=9368
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=yes
DebayerAlgorithm=NearestNeighbor
BayerPattern=RG
ROI=340x338
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=62
Shutter=16.00ms
Gain=240 (40%)
AutoGain=off
WRed=52 (off)
Brightness=1 (off)
HardwareBin=off
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
USBTraffic=100 (off)
HighSpeed=off
AutoHisto=75 (off)
AutoExposure=off
Gamma=50 (off)
WBlue=95 (off)
FPS=100 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=63
Histogramm=24%
Noise(avg.deviation)=0.42
Limit=150 Seconds
Sensor temperature=33.8°C