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.
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
Processing: Photoshop CS