Mars December 23, 2009

Mars  December 23, 2009

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Mars continues to grow as it approaches the Earth and is now 11.9 arc seconds in size. Atmospheric seeing was a less than steady 4/10 and difficult to focus. Never-the-less, the dark features of Syrtis Major, Sinus Meridiani, Sinus Sabeus, and even Nodus Alcyonius are resolved.



Date Imaged       :

December 23, 2009

Lens       :

N16 Newtonian at f/22

Camera       :

DBK21

Exposure       :

2 minutes

Filter       :

RGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines