Mars with Big Bertha
Big Bertha's first glimpse of Mars . Shot for about an hour. It was challenging as everytime I moved the scope went off target bc of my wobbly roof... and as I hadn't properly polar aligned mars kept drifting off the sensor. Focus is a bit off I think and in all honesty Bertha's old focuser is a bit stiff and that makes it almost impossible to keep mars still whilst focusing. But she's a good old girl and all these problems are fixable!
Telescope: Big Bertha 10inch F6 Newtonian
Mount: Big old clockwork drive
Camera: ZWO ASI178 (same camera I talk about on this page)
Filters: Baader RGB and IR - I used lots of IR