Shrinking North Polar Cap

Shrinking North Polar Cap

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The seeing last night ranged from impossibly demented to momentarily calm. I was lucky to capture enough frames to produce a passable image at all. The north polar cap has shrunk dramatically compared to an image taken just five weeks ago. The south polar region is covered with a thick cloud blanket.

Shrinking North Polar Cap

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Date Imaged       :

March 17, 2012 12:56UT

Lens       :

N16 f/29

Camera       :

Flea3

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio