Mars Receding

Mars Receding

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Mars has shrunk from 13.9 arc seconds to 11 arc seconds six weeks past opposition. It also now displays a marked gibbous phase like the moon. The north polar cap continues to shrink and a cloudy haze covers a good part of the eastern side of the planet on the left.



Date Imaged       :

April 18, 2012

Lens       :

N16 f/29

Camera       :

Flea3

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio