At the 27th
of August the
approached to a distance of lausy
55.76 million kilometers
to the earth. This
did experienced also the good old Neandertaler race
before. In the year 2287 the red planet with its 6.4 x 1023 kg will
come to a similarly close distance.
But there will be the big question if mankind will observe this
happening again because of its well known boundless peaceableness
south pole cap of Mars is always downside. The real view through a
telescope shows it upset down.
Baader observatory: Mammendorf / Bavaria
The GIF animation (above) of Martin shows Mars with a turn of 1,5 h -
> 3:45h-5:15h Central European Summer Time at the 24.7.03 (10”
Maksutov). The seeing was again bad,
a current Mars picture of the Baader observatory 3
the IRGB picture contains
additionally an IR channel, the details becomes higher-contrast!
Disadvantage, we had a bad seeing because of a too late air -
flushing of the
dome. (Martin Rietze)
Press on Mars, then you will get the planet as a
GIF animation (by
On the right the FRG in the size comparison
photography and the pertinent technology is represented
result with a 150 mm
the end of the
Pole cap comparison
2.8.2003 around 4:30 in the
2.9.2003 around 1:30,
pole cap was
melted up within remaining an eternal
Quite remarkably is the change of size from 22,5"(2.8.2003) to 25,1"
(2.09.2003) arcsec by watching through the telescope. Focal length apprx. 9
m. The diameter of the Mars disk appears 22,1 arcsec corresponding to an
regarded from a distance of
m. To mark is that on the 2nd
of August the view in the morning was very well .(photos, TB)
Closest distance to Earth!
Mars at the
around 2:00 in the morning,
Central European Summer Time .
(original 40% bigger)
Look, how the planet appears live in the amateur telescope
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For these photographs a modified CCD- chip (1.2
aWeb Cam as
well as a high performance computer is the first
This has the following reason. For example the upper composition (2.8.03) is
an excerpt of 400 pictures. Astronomical programs such as Giotto or Registax
can divide the taken Avi -clip into individual bit-maps, and than center and
adjust the best choice. By the frame representation only a reasonable
selecting becomes possible. The 5 x overlay from the best pictures however
was made here by hand
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