• For those of you who are NOT amateur astronomers: these images were made with a telescope that is 6" in diameter, and a simple webcam. The webcam captures a "movie" of several hundred frames. Software called Registax then processes all those frames into a single image. (continued on next image)


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Tiffen FL-D filter. SV152 apo, 4,800mm (1,200mm FL 4X Televue Powermate). About 450 frames at 1/25th sec each. Registax 3, Gaussian Wavelets. Lview median blur, despeckle, soften. 2005 October 25, 07:00 UT.

Scope and mount supplied by 3RF (see www.3rf.org).

If you use this photo, please credit: Jeff Barton and Three Rivers Foundation for the Arts & Sciences.

This photo was used to illustrate a blog about colonizing Mars, here:


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  1. pingnews.com 98 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Space for All, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  2. Gabinete de Curiosidades. 83 months ago | reply

    The red planet, Mars, received it's name after the war God.

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