Best of AOP - Solar System

Mars

What planet has captured the public's imagination more than Mars? Potential life (aliens of greenish color?), rovers and wrecks, even past wetlands are all subjects of conversation concerning Mars. These images show some features of our nearby neighbor. Mars is a little more than 1/2 the size of the Earth (and twice that of the our Moon).

Last Updated: 26-Jun-2014

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About This Image

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/16.8 (2in AP 2x Barlow)

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

RGB color production was used to create this image.

Red = 3.3 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 3.3 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 6.6 minutes binned 1x1

Minimum credit line: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

 

About This Image

Click on image for larger version.

Equipment

Philips ToUcam Pro II webcam

Minimum credit line: Douglas Matthews/Flynn Haase/NOAO/AURA/NSF