Tuesday, June 05, 2018

today's quick Mars facts

Need Mars info?

The Earth-Mars distance is 0.6 AU right now. That's approximately 90 000 000 kilometres. This will decrease toward opposition.

The phase is 0.92 or 92%. That's very gibbous. It will increase.

The magnitude is -1.38. Getting brighter. So the mag value will become a higher negative value.

Current apparent visible size is 16" or 16 arc-seconds. This will increase too.

Mars in a telescope

Simulated view (from Stellarium) in a 14" SCT telescope with a 26mm eyepiece and a 3x magnifier.

Remember Mars reaches opposition mid-July.

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