Mars Rise over Payson

October 25, 2005

Uploaded 10/25/05

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 As the Planet Mars becomes much brighter over the next few weeks, the most memorable views that we will remember most could possibly be the naked eye view as seen here, as the brilliant orange new "star" rises in the eastern sky. This 5 minute shot was taken on a tracking platform to yield a crisp visual impression.
Instrument: Canon 17-40L @ 17mm Platform: Robotic Barn Door Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO400 Exposure: 5m Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 50F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, PixInsight, Pixmantec Raw HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral