The sky was still not ideal, with a Full Moon. And with Mars almost due above, I had difficulty manually nudging the telescope. The focus wasn’t quite right. Despite all this, one set of my Mars videos was passable.
My First Mars of the 2022 Season
The Mars opposition is days away, and though I have been watching the planet night and morning, this was may first take at it in over two years.
Mars Opposition Eve
Preparation, prior session notes, favorable whether, and a little luck all contributed to what I believe is my best Mars capture yet.
First Look at Mars in 2020
Consider this a trial run for Mars’s opposition next week.
Early Riser, Moon and Mars, June 2020
This was the closest I’ve seen a planet to the Moon in the few years of this blog.
Mars may be gone for now, but it is not forgotten to me.
What I am really waiting for over the next year…
To have an opportunity to view a planet so near…well let’s just say it will be more spectacular than any eclipse!
The Planet Hunter: Mercury and Mars!
I have now learned how high Mercury can truly be.
The Planet Hunter, Episode II: Uranus and Torcularis Septentrionalis
Last weekend I went on an extreme hunt (from the safety of my driveway) to find the normally-shy seventh planet, Uranus.
The Planet Hunter: Uranus Edition
My explanation for how I tried to find the planet Uranus is the post-Dusk sky.