Watch Mars rotate
A video showing three quarters of a rotation of Mars in 2014. Despite the exceptional quality, the images were taken by +Damian Peach
with a 36cm reflector, not with the Hubble space telescope. He’s one of the best planetary astrophotographers.
In 2014 the tiny disc of Mars had a maximum angular size around 15”, compared to about 25” under the most favourable conditions. And yet the planet is packed with detail in the video.#Mars #Astrophotography #BlogsOfAugust