Thanks, Mike. That would be awesome if it were the atmosphere, but in fact it's just an artifact.created by trying to align a moving planet while recording the blue channel at 8 frames per second. The Barlow lens brings the focal length to nearly 10 meters, which sounds great until you realize that's f/40 in a 10-inch scope. More aperture is required. Tom ---- Mike Wiles <mikewilesaz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > When I zoom into the image (330% on my browser) and enlarge Mars a > great deal, you can see a bluish haze wrapping the limb of the planet on > its sunlit side, not more than about 1" in width. Is this the thin Martian > atmosphere showing up in your image? That would be pretty awesome if it is. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.