British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community

Phobos and Deimos


Expand image

About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
20/09/2020 - 02:40
Mars, Phobos and Deimos
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI462MC colour CMOS camera
2.5x PowerMate
14inch f/10 LX200 ACF
EQ8 mount

I managed my first ever image of Phobos and Deimos just a few nights ago.    I noticed that there was a particularly favourable point in the early hours of 20th September when both Deimos and Phobos were on the same side of Mars and both relatively distant in their orbits.   This is my second (and to date, best!) image of these two small worlds orbiting Mars.


Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.