I guess I was not the only one fighting clouds while the Moon was occulting the Planet Mars.
The occultation of Mars by the Moon 11-08-2022 03:18 to 03:58 U.T.
shot through thick clouds using High Gain and capturing 90 frames per second during thinner transparency moments, which lasted less than 2 – 3 seconds.
C-11 SCT Telescope, QHY462MC, Fire-capture software, I ran 2 to 7 millisecond exposures,
90 FPS, Gain varied from 367 to 525 depending on how thick the clouds were. I only got 8 to 50 usable frames out of the 2000 to 4000 frames from the SER videos I captured.
Autostakkert 3, Registax 6, and Adobe Raw CC 2023. Captured from my backyard observatory in Dayton, Ohio.
I shot these images through the very thick clouds….it never cleared, occasionally thinning enough to see the Moon,
but fast moving clouds, it thinned barely enough to capture a few frames here and there,
Of course I had to try despite our dismal conditions last night. The images are a bit noisy and fuzzy due to looking through clouds,
but at least I recorded this rare event.
Despite Jumping through hoops to get a shot, it was really cool to see Mars get covered up by the Moon, and then reappear later, the last planet I shot that was occulted by the Moon was Saturn back in the 1990’s, which I captured on VHS tape & high 8mm tape.
Best Regards,
John Chumack