Updated: 8.16.03

Here's my first planet shot in 1.5 years! WIth the closest opposition in 60,000 years, it's a must image object! This was taken with 2 barlows stacked to yield a focal length of 13400 mm (f/44.7)! The details match well to the Mars Previewer software. The slightly larger and brighter spot towards the middle bottom (north side) is the well known Olympus Mons.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

57x0.09 seconds


Stacked and processed in Astroart


8.16.03 at 12:10 AM

Orlando, Florida