In the next following months, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be in opposition on the 9 May, 27 June and 27 July respectively. Mars now has an apparent diameter of only 8.4" but on the date of the opposition it will appear magnificent with a diameter of 24.2". We have to wait until 2035 before to have such favourable conditions. That is the time to buy a new telescope and to get ready for the show!
In the photo: Jupiter, Saturn and Mars as they appeared on the 31 March 2018.
SkyWatcher Black Diamond 12" SkyWatcher EQ8 Baader FFC Barlow ZWO ASI 290 monochrome ZWO RGB filters Focal length: 6000 mm Software: AutoStakker, WinJUPOS, Registax.
Gassendi crater on the 28 March 2018. It has a diameter of 110km and a depth of 1.9km.
SkyWatcher Black Diamond 300/1500, SkyWatcher EQ8 mount Baader FFC Barlow - ZWO red filter ZWO ASI 290 monochromatic 25% of the original 3514 frames has been stacked. Software used: AutoStakkert and Registax. Equivalent Focal length: 6100mm Scale: 0.1"/pixel