British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

BAA Images Nick James

Observation by Nick James: NASA Perseverance on the way to Mars

Uploaded by

Nick James

Observer

Nick James

Observed

2020 Jul 30 - 22:54

Uploaded

2020 Jul 31 - 06:37

Objects

Mars

Equipment
  • HD11 + FLI6303
Exposure

8x10s

Location

Chelmsford

Target name

2020-052A 2020-052B

Title

NASA Perseverance on the way to Mars

About this image

The NASA/JPL Perseverance spacecraft (left) and Centaur upper stage (right) last night as they headed for Mars. This image was taken 12 hours after launch when the two objects were around 200,000 km away and moving away at 4 km/s. The spacecraft is on course for an encounter with Mars and the booster will miss by a few hundred thousand km. Here is an animation.

https://www.projectpluto.com/pluto/mpecs/20052a.htm

https://www.projectpluto.com/pluto/mpecs/20052b.htm  

Files associated with this observation
Like this image