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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