This was at about 2.30am on the 10th August 2020…I have lot of obstacles in my garden!
The sky conditions were not as good as the last time I captured Jupiter and Saturn on the 1st & 2nd of July, but I’m still very happy with the detail.
In this montage, all the planets were taken with the same focal length and imaging setup, so they are all to scale in size, last time Mars was at opposition it was as large in size as the body of Saturn…quite remarkable!
Mars will be at opposition on the 14th October 2020.
I used Meade LX200 10 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a ZWO 120 MC-S camera with 3x Barlow lens attached. AVI movie file were captured then stacked in RegiStax6 and processed in PS CS4.