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Friday, August 22 2014 @ 12:53 AM CDT

Mars and photography

Astro Imaging
Photo 2003
Kenny Dickerson
Climbed out of bed 4:00 am Friday morning to get a glimpse of Mars and to try out my camera with my new camera mount. Mars is still a little hazy and its brightness makes it difficult to obtain much detail. I will have to make a mask to cut back on the light. I am still very much in the experimental stage with my camera so I take lots of pictures and try to keep it in an order so I can keep up with what works and what doesn't. After taking numerous pictures across a wide range of zoom levels and exposure times, I was only able to obtain any detail on the minimal zoom and exposure settings. I had a few pictures turn out with some detail, but they were faint and very small. I could barely make out the polar cap and what appeared to be a bluish streak. Like I said, I am new to this but I enjoy the challenge and the occasional result of an accomplishment.
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Mars and photography
Authored by: dgrosvold onTuesday, July 08 2003 @ 01:07 AM CDT
Do you have any picture you\'d like to post with the story? If you
have trouble posting a picture, e-mail to me & then I will post it
with the story.

We\'d like to see some photos - even if you\'re not particularly
proud of them.

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Dave Grosvold
Exploring the universe...
Exploring the depths...
Exploring the unknown.
Good Job Kenny!
Authored by: dgrosvold onThursday, July 10 2003 @ 03:06 AM CDT
Good photo for a first try! That\'s an excellent shot for Mars. Don\'t
expect your stuff to look like the ones from Hubble. This one
shows enogh of the major details for us to know that\'s Mars.

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Dave Grosvold
Exploring the universe...
Exploring the depths...
Exploring the unknown.
Mars and photography
Authored by: Anonymous onTuesday, September 02 2003 @ 11:20 PM CDT
Kenny,

I am also fairly new to astrophotography and am very interested in knowing what film and what length exposures times you tried. I have been out for several nites/mornings and have tried 400 speed film and 200 speed film with exposures times ranging from 5 seconds to 35 seconds. I am using a Minolta with a Maxxum AF 70-210 lens. The first nite I tried only 4 exposures came out and the places where I took them to be developed said the film was blank so the negatives are being printed by the place I should have taken the film to in the first place. I will be picking them up this morning and dropping off the next batch. Have you had any turn out as well as the posted one?

I tried to register so I wouldn\'t be anonymous but guess the email network is still jammed up with the virus stuff and I haven\'t received my login info yet.

Loisb

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