Mars January 22 and 23, 2010

Mars January 22 and 23, 2010

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Mars is now a week away from closest approach to Earth and has grown to 14 arc seconds in these images taken on the successive nights of January 22 and 23, 2010. A long haze forms a diagonal band below the prominent northern polar cap with smaller hazy regions to the west, south, and eastern parts of the planet in the January 22 image. Seeing was a poor 3/10 to 4/10 when these images were taken.

18 Mars Jan23,10 14.1arc sec N16 f22 DBK21 S3 T5.jpg

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Date Imaged       :

Jauary 22 and 23, 2010

Lens       :

N16 Newtonian at f/22

Camera       :

DBK21

Exposure       :

1.5 minutes

Filter       :

RGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines