About this object


This shot was taken when Mars was very close to Earth.  You can see the polar ice cap, the white spot near the top.



Technical Information


Optics:                                  Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/10              


Camera:                               Nikon CoolPix 4500 with 18mm eyepiece


Date:                                     August 23, 2003


Location:                               Challenger 7 Park, Webster, Texas


Exposure Details:                1/30 seconds


Acquisition:                           None


Processing:                           Photoshop CS