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Projecting Mars tilt near opposition 2020 using my own 2018 data & Ephemerides

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#1 JOHN MARSHALL COX

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 04:00 PM

https://www.flickr.c...taken/lightbox/  & south up version>   https://www.flickr.c...taken/lightbox/ Using my own data from 2018, I can project/ predict the future tilt of Mars for it's upcoming opposition. Once the map data is loaded into Ephemerides, it can orient the planet as it would appear on any date, month or year. We can see from this projection that the south polar ice cap will be prominent while albiedo features far north will disappear completely. Hope everyone has a fruitful Mars imaging experience for 2020. My lunar and planetary image gallery with music can be viewed here. Just uploaded>  https://www.youtube....h?v=TxhKTmnN6fQ


Edited by JOHN MARSHALL COX, 12 February 2020 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:17 PM

Admirable work!


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:55 PM

beautiful is a weak word to describe this montage
very very nice.


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#4 JOHN MARSHALL COX

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 10:57 AM

Thanks, Martin and James. Hope you have a good imaging season.




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