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Putting Mars into perspective, 0.53au away (May 12, 2016)

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Putting Mars into perspective, 0.53au away (May 12, 2016), 



    
        

            Alexandr Zaytsev

Putting Mars into perspective, 0.53au away (May 12, 2016)

Revision title: Defocused Mars 0.53au away

Equipment

Acquisition details

Resolution: 2736x2736

File size: 1.5 MB

Locations: Montauk Point, NY, Montauk, NY, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

Observing Mars just 10 days before the opposition of 2016 (min. distance 0.51au, max. magnitude -2.0m that year), not hindered by the Moon yet. Magnitude during that night was -1.8m, defocused image of Mars easily visible in the background, with distinct color.

Observing from Montauk Point, NY on May 12, 2016 with Alter M703 180mm f/10 Maksutov-Cassegrain on IOptron iEQ30 Pro equatorial mount. Using Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7K camera for taking the overview shorts on a tripod using 1sec ISO80 exposures.

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