A sequence of images of the planet Mars taken by S*T*A*R member Gavin Warnes on December 29th 2007. These images were taken over a two and a half hour period and show the planet rotating. Mars rotates once every 24.6 hours - the featue called Syrtis major is coming into view. These images were taken with an Imaging Source DMK 21AU04 USB video camera through a near infrared filter and a 6" homemade Newtonian telescope on a Losmandy GM8 mount . The video was processed with Registax software.
Mars Rotation Sequence by Gavin Warnes