13th July 2003 - 03:51

Technical details: Tal-2m + Philips TouCam Pro and Tal X2 Barlow + Baader IRB filter. 300 frames captured K3CCDTools. Brightness 30%, Gain 25%, 1/50sec, Gamma 0 - 270 stacked using Registax. Image aligned using AstroAlign program. Some final processing using wavelet adjustment 1,1,1,13,11,5 and resized X2 and unsharp mask applied in PS7.

I prefer this image to my first as the colours look a more natural. Mars is now 18.82 arcsecs in diameter (as you can see it is marginally larger than my first image). Phase is 92%