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Mars At Opposition, March 3-5

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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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I have been waiting for this one to come around again. Can't wait to turn my telescope on it. I will try to get some pictures and post them here.

www.spaceweather.com...


AT OPPOSITION: Mars is approaching opposition. On March 3-5, the Red Planet will be up all night long, opposite the sun and as close to Earth as it will get in 2012. Mars shines overhead at midnight 6 times brighter than a 1st magnitude star and looks great through a backyard telescope.

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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Thanks for the update.
I'll have to head on outside with my telescope those nights and prepare for a long night of gazing. I sure hope the skies are clear.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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It's on the calendar, we have a backyard telescope, and my fam will have a blast


Thank you for the heads up!

This is the first time I've given a star and I sure hope it worked.
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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Looking forward to it-If the damn foggy clouds give me a chance in Wales.
Scope and camera ready to go...have been for weeks but the weather is conspiring against me it seems.
Been missing some good Venus and Jupiter opportunities.

I predicted this would happen when I ordered my new camera-and it has.
Not a peep of clear sky for weeks here.

Oh well,one day soon-hopefully around March 3-5th..




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