Mars on April 7th, 2014

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  Mars - 7.4.2014 at 21_26 GMTThis video clip is taken at 4m focal length (f/30.8). In some way, it conveys the visual impression through a small amateur telescope.

SURFACE DETAILS:
Top: Olympia Planum is covered as always with snow.
Centre: Accidalia Planitia
Bottom left: Aurorae Planum
Bottom right: Meridiani Planum, where the rover Opportunity has landed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridiani_Planum).

MARS
Brightness: -1,47mag
Distance from Earth: 0.62au
Angular size: 15"

Video: Mars through an amateur telescope

Mars - 7.4.2014Mars - 7.4.2014This photo is a sum of 1900 stacked video frames taken at 4m focal length (f/30.8). It truly conveys the visual impression at 300x magnification.

SURFACE DETAILS:
Top: Olympia Planum is covered as always with snow.
Centre: Accidalia Planitia
Bottom left: Aurorae Planum
Bottom right: Meridiani Planum, where the rover Opportunity has landed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridiani_Planum).

MARS
Brightness: -1,47mag
Distance from Earth: 0.62au
Angular size: 15"

Image: Mars through the same telescope

This photo is a sum of 1900 stacked video frames taken at 4m focal length (f/30.8). It truly conveys the visual impression at 300x magnification.
 
SURFACE DETAILS:
Top: Olympia Planum is covered as always with snow.
Centre: Accidalia Planitia
Bottom left: Aurorae Planum
Bottom right: Meridiani Planum, where the rover Opportunity has landed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridiani_Planum).
 
MARS
Brightness: -1,47mag
Distance from Earth: 0.62au
Angular size: 15"

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