It is very difficult to observe Mars these days. Despite presenting a large apparent diameter (due to a rather close proximity to Earth) the Red Planet glides only around 22 degrees above the horizon at my location (45 degrees North). The atmospheric seeing is, of course, rather bad at that altitude, and thus imaging Mars is more of an exercise rather than trying to get the best details possible. And so, an exercise was conducted on the night of June 2, just days after the planet’s opposition. Following is the resulted near-infrared image.

Mars June 2, 2016.jpg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: