The Red Planet, 2016-05-18
This is my first "real" Mars image of 2016, having waited until it was higher in the sky. Lots of features visible here. A partial list:
- The northern ice cap (pretty small though)
- Syrtis Major
- Elysium (with mountaintop clouds)
- A large area of cloud or frost near the south pole
Video taken with a 7DII DSLR on an 8"SCT/AVX mount combo. Frame selection performed in PIPP, and frame stacking and post-processing was performed in Images Plus. Post-processing included statistical sharpening, edge sharpening, saturation boost, noise reduction, and stretching, mostly done using masks. From my driveway in Hammonds Plains, NS.