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Mars Image 2019/11/07(UT)
Mars 2020. A rather inauspicious start to what should, hopefully, be another amazing apparition, with Mars growing to 22.6" later in 2020.
Although moving north, it should be well placed from my location for me to comprehensively cover the apparition still.
Mars will always remain special for me, as it was the planet that started me on my planetary imaging journey.
The IR capture was half an hour after sunrise this morning, at an altitude of 22 degrees in poor seeing, and with the planet at 3.7" in size.
Syrtis Major can be made out at upper right and Utopia Planitia in the lower section of the planet.
[Clyde Foster:Centurion,South Africa]