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A Tiny Mars


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About this observation
Martin Lewis
Time of observation
07/04/2017 - 19:17
Observing location
St Albans, UK
444mm Dobsonian Telescope
ASI 224MC camera
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We don't have a stunning image as PotW every week, but sometimes the harder ones to take can qualify for the slot.  Mars on 2017 April 7 was only 4.1" angular diameter but Martin has managed to squeeze quite a bit of surface detail out of this diminutive object.  Mars hasn't featured in quite a while due to it's unfavourable location relative to Earth, so it is good to see this image.

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