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Grace Wheeler
Eureka, CA USA
07:42 pm

Equipment Details:

Six-inch SCT, Celestron Evolution Mount, focal reducer, ZWO ASI 294MC

Post-processing Details:

Frames were stacked in Autostakkert. The final image was sharpened in Registax. Color adjustment was done in Photoshop.

Image Details:

I was not expecting to view the occultation of Mars because the forecast for Humboldt County was for a marine layer. Luckily we got a brief break in the cloud deck. I quickly set up my scope and I was able to catch Mars coming out from behind the moon. I had to take a guess on exposure. The clouds may have helped even out the brightness of the Moon with Mars--I was able to get both decently exposed in the same image.