Mars in August


In the morning of August 27, 2003 Mars was closest to the Earth in 60,000 years. The Mars set was within minutes of this perigeum. The picture was taken 2 days later.

Photo Technical Data
Size of the original: 1760 x 1326 pixels
f/1.0, exposure 10 s, ISO 1250
Canon EOS 1Ds, F.L. 50 mm.

On the right: a 200x300 pix cropped image from the original photo.

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