Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mars Needs More Mars...

Did you know that Mars comes into opposition this year?

This apparition, Mars will be in opposition to Earth on October 13th, 2020.  Mark your calendars!

If you can't wait, you can do as I did.  Start going outside in the wee hours of the morning and watch Marsrise. Mars rose above the horizon this morning at 0427.

I was outside with the Cat and captured this image.

Tiny Mars
Mars is tiny.  It currently only occupies 5.7 arcseconds in the sky and hangs low in the southeast, making it a challenge to image.  I was fairly happy to be able to capture this and that it showed a hint of features.

At opposition, Mars will occupy over 22 arcseconds and will be much higher in the south.

Looking forward to it!

More images to come.

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