Mars Closest approach to Earth

Mars Closest approach to Earth

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Earth Mars approached closest to Earth tonight and was visually magnificent during brief moments of steady seeing! Its diameter is 14.1 arc seconds. Numerous details are fairly well resolved in this image along with haze over different parts of the planet.

Mars Closest approach to Earth

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Mars Closest approach to Earth

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Date Imaged       :

January 27, 2010

Lens       :

N16 at f/29

Camera       :

DBK21

Exposure       :

1.25 minutes

Filter       :

RGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines