I had all of the equipment outside and acclimated well before Mars was to cross its highest point in the sky.
The astronomy weather predictions were not good.
But, I was determined to catch an image of Mars today. It is Opposition Day, after all.
This astronomy session turned into an exercise in perseverance.
This gorgeous image was taken with my cell phone camera. It shows the conditions under which this week's Mars image, the Mars Opposition Image, was captured.
|Pretty, but not optimum conditions for imaging,|
|Mars, July 27th 2018, 0452 UTC|
|From the Virtual Planet Atlas|