Mars at opposition – what we are missing!

Mars is at opposition on Friday, but very poorly positioned. Rummaging through my archives I found these images from the opposition of 2005, when the planet was much better placed. I couldn’t find the original jpegs, so the image below is a scan from my notebook. You can see how rapidly Mars reduces in size post-opposition.

They were taken with the 8″ f/10 SCT with a X2 barlow and the Toucam.

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