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NASA's Observatorium -- Observation of the Week
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August, 2003

Mars Closest Approach

Mars close approach
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Image Credits: Image taken on 8-19-03 at 11:59 pm EST from Clifton, New Jersey. It was taken through a Meade 10" LX200, using a TeleVue 3X lens and Starlight Xpress HX916 megapixel ccd camera. The time of exposure was 0.03 hundreds of a second.

Eugene Faulkner

Moon and Mars
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Image Credits: Image taken on 7-17-03 at 3:45 a.m. EST from Livingston, NJ. It was taken through a Meade 8" LX90, using a tele-extender with a Chinon Camera. The time of exposure was 1/500 of a second.

Georgiana Inturrisi, Harrison, NJ

Moon and Mars
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iImage Credits - the same view as above simulated by the Celestia Solar System Simulator program.

Alan Federman

Moon and Mars
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iImage Credits - Viwed from the South Pacific, Mars slips behind the Moon as simulated by the Celestia Solar System Simulator program. Almost as much fun as the real thing - but no insect bites and less expensive.

Alan Federman


As Mars makes it's closest approach in 60,000 years - we invite all astro-photographers to send us your best images.

If we select your submission for display on this website - We will send you a CD of some cool astronomy software. Please e-mail your submission to:

afederman@mail.arc.nasa.gov.

Thanks.

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