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This is my first image of Mars this year as it comes closer to Earth for January 29, 2010 opposition. Polar caps, Sinus Meridiani, Sinus Sabeus, and Mare Acidalium are all well defined in this image through a 16 inch Newtonian under fair seeing.

Date Imaged       :

November 13, 2009 17:00UT

Lens       :

N16 Newtonian at f/22

Camera       :


Exposure       :

3 minutes

Filter       :


Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines