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Moon & Mars Close Conjunction - 20201029 2300h UT


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About this observation
Eric Walker
Time of observation
29/10/2020 - 23:00
Moon & Mars
Observing location
Beinn View Observatory, Conon Bridge, Scottish Highlands
Canon EOS760D
Sigma APO DG 70-300mm lens
1/1000s f/4.5 ISO200 fl=133mm

Clear gap in the clouds allowed this wonderful close conjunction to be captured with a DSLR & telephoto lens (RAW image processed in Photoshop).

Mars and the Moon are separated by only 3.171° with

     the 97% illuminated Moon at mag-12.12 and apparent diameter of 29'40.84",

     and Mars at mag -2.21 and apparent diameter of 20.41"

Online meeting with NAW2020 Presentation & Technical Team tomorrow night so hope sky is clear and we get a view as good as this so we are able to carry out a test webcast of a Mars observation!

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