Mars is an unexpectedly difficult planet to image. At least for me. This is the best I’ve been able to do to date (11/30/2022). If you’re good at squinting, zoom your eyeballs in on the lower right quadrant of the celestial ball. I’m not trying to brag or anything, but, see that darkish tint? Yep, […]
Well, kids, as the title says it was “almost” a spectacular event. A lunar occultation of a planetary body (say that 5 times really fast to your teacher!). We’re located about 500 miles south of the viewing region. So we couldn’t actually see Mars pass behind the moon, it kind of went to the side […]
In preparation of its upcoming opposition, I have begun imaging Mars. Mars’ opposition will occur on December 8, 2022, but it will be closest to Earth on December 1, 2022. During opposition, Mars will be found in the constellation Taurus.