Mars, imaged 6/15/99 at 0235 UTC

Scope: 8" f10 LX200, using eyepiece projection (12mm eyepiece) operating at unknown f ratio.

Camera: PC23C video camera from Super Circuits, modified by me to prevent video gain from rising on small bright targets.

Capture device: ATI All In Wonder Pro video card at 640 by 480 resolution

Left image processed to enhance contrast only. Right image was processed to enhance contrast. In addition, a 7 pixel unsharp mask was used to enhance gross detail.

Seeing was moderately awful, with approximately 15 mph wind and heavy boiling of the image. This image is the best of the captures.

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