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Planet Mars at Opposition - October 2020

Mars at Opposition 2020

Mars shortly after opposition in October 2020.
Angular diameter 22.5" (22.6" at maximum).

North is up showing the south polar cap.

Single frame image taken with a Nikon D7500 (unmodified DSLR) with a Tele VueŽ 2.5x Powermate through an f/12 Sky-Watcher 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope on a Celestron AVX mount.
Mirror locked in the up position prior to manual exposure (1/30th sec @ ISO100). Time taken 00:17:53.77 MST on 10/10/2020.

Next similar apparition 2035.


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