Inventor of the Herschel Wedgie. Watch your back.
Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
"You don't know Swift from Astrola." -C.H.-
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:More like 5 times farther!
Quote:Just back-of-the envelope figuring here, from memory. Jupiter is about 440 million miles from the sun, we are about 93 million- and currently on the opposite side, so Jupiter is about 530 million miles away from earth right now.
Mars is about 140 million miles from the sun, plus another 93 million from us because it's on the opposite side, too. About 230 million miles from earth.
I ache, therefore I am
Quote:I'm not sure what the date is for the pass by actually. I'm going to guess even if it were in a dark sky the inherent glare around Mars would snuff out Panstarrs light.
Norme 150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO Yellow Zone "People say I'm in denial. I disagree."