Opposition: 13 October 2020 Apparent size at opposition: 22.4"
A night of excellent seeing conditions. More than 600GB's of recorded data!
A 149-frame animation, from data taken on this night. The rotation of Mars is nicely seen throughout this 3 hour period. Notice the changing shape of the south polar cap. Each frame is the result of stacking 13% (or 2000) of a total of 16,000 frames taken at 270fps. In total, this animation required in excess of 2 million frames to produce.
Good seeing, Syrtis Major and Hellas prominent.
Good seeing. Dark markings in the NPC as well as some nice definition in Vallis Marineris.
Fair seeing for this first image of the apparition.