I set up my telescope tonight (31st July 2018) and took lots of images of Mars, it’s now nearly 3.30am and I thought I would just post these images before going to bed.
I also took some beautiful images of Jupiter and Saturn, which I’ll post onto my blog in the next couple of days :-)
Image was taken with a Meade 10inch LX200 telescope and a ZWO ASI 120 MC-S colour CCD camera with a 3x Barlow attached. AVI movie files were captured and then processed in RegiStax6 and PS CS4.
Hubble’s Close-up View of Mars Dust Storm
It’s springtime in Mars’ southern hemisphere, where a dust storm erupted and ballooned into a global event that is now blanketing the entire planet. Even so, several distinctive features can be identified.
Please go to the Hubble website to read more of the story at:
More News from NASA…Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm!
Updated at 2:25 p.m. PDT on July 26, 2018
It's the beginning of the end for the planet-encircling dust storm on Mars. But it could still be weeks, or even months, before skies are clear enough for NASA's Opportunity rover to recharge its batteries and phone home.
The last signal received from the rover was on June 10.
Continue reading the story at:
You may also like to view NASA's 50 Years of Mars Exploration video
2015 marks 50 years of successful NASA missions to Mars starting with Mariner 4 in 1965. Since then, a total of 15 robotic missions led by various NASA centers have laid the groundwork for future human missions to the Red Planet. The journey to Mars continues with additional robotic missions planned for 2016 and 2020, and human missions in the 2030s.