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Mars
First Light
5 days before opposition


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First image of Mars! Just 5 days before the famous 2003 opposition, Mars is tiny because I shot using f10
Mars Details:
Night of:Saturday August 23, 2003
Site:Ladera Ranch
Local Time:11:32 PM | Aug 23, 2003
Altitude:35
Distance:34,729,717 miles
Magnitude:-2.85 mV
Diameter:25.07 arcsec
Tilt:+0.00 NP
CM:100
Phase Angle:6.51
Illumination:99.68%
ipx:957 ipx2
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:SBIG ST237A
f/ratio:f10
Pixel Scale:0.717 arcsec
Gain:0
Exposure:0.01 sec
Video Length:?
Frames:
Stacked:9
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