Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mars at its closest 30-May-2016

Taken @ 11:33pm MST on 30-May-2016 (0633UT on 31-May-2016). Although Mars was at opposition on the 22nd of the month, tonight it was at its closest to the Earth for this year. 

Best 30 of 300 frames taken with the Celestron NexImage5 planetary imaging camera, Celestron 1100 EdgeHD telescope, no barlow, fl = 1960mm. Image scale 0.23 arc-secs/pixel. Video processed in ImagesPlus6.5 with RGB color channels split, aligned and re-combined.

North is up and east is to the left (of course) :O).


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