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Observation by James Weightman: Mars near opposition

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James Weightman

Observer

James Weightman

Observed

2020 Oct 09 - 21:00

Uploaded

2020 Oct 12 - 07:56

Objects

Mars

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Constellation

Pisces

Field centre

RA: 01h10m
Dec: +25°37'
Position angle: -23°19'

Field size

72° × 52°

Equipment
  • Canon 100D DSLR + Sigma 15 mm lens
  • 120mm refractor @ f/15
  • ZWO ASI 290 MC camera
Location

Cirencester, Glos, UK

Target name

Mars

Title

Mars near opposition

About this image

Photograph of Mars in context of wide angle photo of surrounding sky (ranging from Pleiades left to great square of Pegasus right). The inset shows Mars taken with the relatively(!) modest equipment listed above, derived from AVI video sequence obtained by FireCapture and enhanced using AutoStakkert and Registax. By reference to images taken by others, Olympus Mons tentatively identified even in this small image?

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