Monday, September 19, 2011

A shot of a still distant Mars

















This is my first Mars image alongside the simulation for September 17th at 02:22UT.

The Planet is still very distant, and seeing conditions were far from optimal. Mars' altitude is still low prior to sunrise, at which point is strongly influenced by turbulence. 

Some interesting features can be seen. Amazonis and Arcadia are bright. The dark region of Mare Erythreum is evident next to the brighter Chrysae. NPC is not clearly evident in the image.

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