Daytime atmospheric seeing
tends to be steadiest an hour or two before sunset.
That's because video lets you beat Earth's atmospheric seeing
like nothing else.
The group entered into an agreement with the University of North Carolina to construct its facility on the school's grounds at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a location well known for its extremely dark skies and frequently steady atmospheric seeing
You'll need high power and good atmospheric seeing
to resolve Zeta B, which is 2.
The farther north you are, the thicker the atmospheric seeing
you'll be looking through--and the more important it will be to time your observing for late at night when Mars will be highest.
In it you will need to keep not only your drawings but also their dates, times (Universal Time is the standard), the equipment used, a note on the quality of the atmospheric seeing
, and any other relevant remarks.
That matters less than a change in the atmospheric seeing
Select a star high in the sky where the atmospheric seeing
I find that a yellow eyepiece filter sharpens up the whole planet a trace, probably by hiding differences in atmospheric seeing
at the red and blue ends of the spectrum.
And the views are virtually unaffected by poor atmospheric seeing
due to the scope's small aperture and low magnification.
Saturn is already high enough in the east after dark to provide a crisp image in a telescope on nights of steady atmospheric seeing
The typical key to successful planetary imaging is to use a small digital camera to shoot short video clips comprising a few hundred to a few thousand individual frames and then use software to cull, register, and stack (combine) the sharpest frames captured during those elusive moments of good atmospheric seeing