Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest - it has only half diameter of the Earth ( 6787 km). During year 2003 and 2005, Mars was closets to the Earth than many years before. This was opportunity to see its surface better.

October 30. 2005. Celestron 9,25 at f50 (Barlow 5x TeleVue Powermate). Canon EOS 350D, 800ASA, 1/80 sec, 121 frames assembled in Registax.

 

October 27. 2005. Celestron 9,25 at f50 (Barlow 5x TeleVue Powermate). Canon EOS 350D, 800ASA, 1/80 sec, 140 frames assembled in Registax.

 

October 22. 2005. Celestron 9.25 + 2x Barlow and Phillips TouCam Pro web camera (400 frames processed in Registax).

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On August 27, 2003, at 9:51 Universal Time, the centers of Earth and Mars was only 55,758,006 kilometers apart. More fine details was visible in amateur telescopes than ever before. I try capture it.

Mars on September 26. 2003 20:55 UT; Celestron 9,25; 2x Barlow; Phillips TouCam Pro. Magnitude was -2.23 and diameter 21.46" .Video recorded this night through webcam, show us view trough a eyepiece.

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Mars on September 20. 2003 20:47 UT; Celestron 9,25; TeleVue Powermate 5x Barlow; Phillips TouCam Pro. Magnitude was -2.4 and diameter 22.58" (arc second).

Mars on September 03. 2003 22:50 UT; Celestron 9,25; TeleVue Powermate 5x Barlow; Phillips TouCam Pro. Magnitude was -2.8 and diameter 24.85".

 

Mars on August 27. 2003 (night of closest approach) 01:35 UT; Celestron 9,25; TeleVue Powermate 5x Barlow; Phillips Vesta Pro webcam. 450 frames are processed in Registax and Photoshop. Magnitude was -2.8 and diameter 25.08".

Mars on August 10. 2003 01:15 UT; Celestron 9,25; TeleVue Powermate 5x Barlow; Phillips Vesta Pro webcam (focal ratio 50). 650 frames are processed in Registax and Photoshop. Magnitude was -2.6 and diameter 23.80".

Mars on July 28. 2003 through a Celestron 9.25 +2x Barlow lens and filter 80A (blue) on Phillips Vesta Pro web camera. Magnitude at this moment was -2.2 and diameter 21.64".

CCD image of Mars taken on June 26. 2001 (eyepiece projection, f:30).

One week before (on June 21.) Mars was 19 million kilometers nearer to Earth than it did in 1999, "only" 67 million kilometers.

 

 

 

My first image of Mars:) image of Mars .through a C8 photographed on Fujicolor super G+ 200 (eyepiece projection).

 


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