So my hopes of an ideal night for viewing Mars at opposition didn’t turn out so well. A barrage of clouds forced me to rush the session with Mars still rather low in the sky, making it heavily distorted due to the atmospheric distortion. But none the less, here is a photo taken of the Red Planet at its brightest (plus a bonus shot of the moon) before the clouds ruined my night. It may not be much, but it’s my first and only photo of Mars, and if my eyes don’t deceive me, I think I see a slight highlight of the norther polar ice cap (but I could be wrong).

Mars at Opposition Moon Zoom



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