Jan Haltenhof
Image taken:
May. 10, 2008
Kiel, Northern Germany
For a few weeks I waited for this event: the occulation of mars by the moon in daylight. I never believed that the mars is visible with a normal 8 " Newton, but I learned it is possible. The mars isn't very bright (only 1.3 mag) but if you know were it is you're lucky to see it. The picture and the animation show a period of aprox. 80 minutes. Altogether I took more than 150 pictures with my CANON EOS 400D. Of course I always hoped that the weather would be good. Last week I nearly never saw a cloud. The same was today. I sat in the backyard at a temperature of nearly 30 degrees C.
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