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On this one I made the followwing changes:

Aligned with a cross hair eyepeicein the scope, as well as on the RACI (Orion), this improved my alignment a great deal and let me caputure longer videos of the target [around 3 minutes].

Used a Celestron barlow (with the lens removed) in place of the diagonal as a spacer for the X-Cell 3X Barlow.

Other than that identical. I see some slight improvements (may be in the eye of the beholder) 25k files PiPP to 10K, AS3 at 10%, Registax, PS & a light touch of Topaz sharpen (focus).

ImageMars 22 x3 by Tony Boutle, on Flickr
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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer; Antares 2" Dielectic diagonal.

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Latitude: 52.219853
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Re: Mars 22/09/20

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Congratulations Tony on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!!

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Re: Mars 22/09/20

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Really nice one there Tony; good detail and color. And congrats on the TSS APOD.
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Re: Mars 22/09/20

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Hi Tony. I agree too that you have beautiful color and surface detail markings on your Mars image. You did a great job on this capture work Tony, and congratulations on winning the TSS APOD Award today.
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Gordon wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Congratulations Tony on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!!

app.php/article/9-22-2020-tss-astronomy ... of-the-day
Thanks, Gordon you flatter me.
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Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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Outstanding shot! Congratulations on the well-deserved APOD!
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Makuser wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:02 pm
Hi Tony. I agree too that you have beautiful color and surface detail markings on your Mars image. You did a great job on this capture work Tony, and congratulations on winning the TSS APOD Award today.
Thanks, it's great when it comes together. Mostly due to the advice I've had here :D
Cheers,

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Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; Sky portal 2 WiFi; ZWO ASI224MC; Canon EOS 100 (Unmoded).
X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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KathyNS wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Outstanding shot! Congratulations on the well-deserved APOD!
Cheers Kathy, thanks for the inspiration you bring here with your knowledge.
Cheers,

Tony.

AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer; Antares 2" Dielectic diagonal.

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Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; Sky portal 2 WiFi; ZWO ASI224MC; Canon EOS 100 (Unmoded).
X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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XCalRocketMan wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Really nice one there Tony; good detail and color. And congrats on the TSS APOD.
Many thanks, this is one special forum, and that speaks of its members.
Cheers,

Tony.

AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer; Antares 2" Dielectic diagonal.

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Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; Sky portal 2 WiFi; ZWO ASI224MC; Canon EOS 100 (Unmoded).
X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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Re: Mars 22/09/20

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Beautiful image of the red planet Tony. Congrats on winning the APOD for today. Just curious - did you take the photo through your 6" scope?
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helicon wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Beautiful image of the red planet Tony. Congrats on winning the APOD for today. Just curious - did you take the photo through your 6" scope?
Yes, Michael, this was the SE6 pumped through a 3x Barlow into an ASI 224 MC. Thanks for your comments.
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Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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Thats fantastic. Well deserved APOD
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It's a marvellous Mars! Thank you Tony, for sharing.
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Jockinireland wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Thats fantastic. Well deserved APOD
Thanks, much appreciated :text-thankyoublue:
Cheers,

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X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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Ruud wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:20 pm
It's a marvellous Mars! Thank you Tony, for sharing.
Cheers Ruud glad you like the image. :text-thankyouyellow:
Cheers,

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X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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Re: Mars 22/09/20

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Fantastic image Tony!

Mars looks beautiful!

Congratulations!
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Juno16 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Fantastic image Tony!

Mars looks beautiful!

Congratulations!

Cheers Jim, roll on those clear skies for you.
Cheers,

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X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
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Greenman wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Juno16 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:18 pm
Fantastic image Tony!

Mars looks beautiful!

Congratulations!

Cheers Jim, roll on those clear skies for you.
Clear skies to you too Tony!

Looks like some semi-clear skies late weekend hopefully!
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Re: Mars 22/09/20

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Congratulations Tony
That's awesome 👍
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Excellent Greenman! Well Done and Congrats on the APOD!
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