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Mark Schmidt
August 15, 2020
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Date Posted: August 15, 2020

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Mars is quickly approaching earth on its way to an October 13, 2020 Opposition. I was imaging Mars and after some basic processing on one of the images I was amazed at what I was seeing. It was pretty neat to clearly see so many Martian volcanoes at one time on the same image. I decided to use it to make a basic map so that people who are not familiar with the Martian surface will know what they are looking at. The image was taken at 08:09 UT on 8.14.20 with a Celestron 14” SCT and a ZWO ASI camera. Mars was 16.3” in size at the time of this image. I hope you all enjoy!

Mars Apparition #2 2020

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Mars - Solis Lacus (The Eye Of Mars)

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Mars Apparition #3 2020

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Martian Dust Storm October, 2005

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