Flintstone Stargazing

January 16, 2010

Mars on 1/15/10

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Mars, Observation Journal, Planets — Ed @ 2:12 am

It’s been so cold, I haven’t been out at all this year yet. It has finally warmed up a bit (high 30’s) and so I went out tonight in spite of the light, but growing, clouds. Mars did not disappoint! Through my Maksutov-Cassegrain scope, with my 5X Barlow, I could clearly see the polar cap and a bit of detail on the planet. The camera could pick up even more as you can see. Mars right now is approaching it’s largest size for the next 2 years at the end of this month – it’s definitely getting bigger and I hope to get more images as it gets closer.

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2 Comments »

  1. What size eyepiese do you have mm wize?

    Comment by Nick — January 16, 2010 @ 10:26 am

  2. I have a selection of eyepieces – if you look at the “me and my equipment” link on the right you can find more about it. If you want more information about what camera/telescope etc. I’m using, click on any of my images to check out the flicker page which I always post that information on.

    Comment by Ed — January 18, 2010 @ 4:03 pm


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