Mars in August 2003



In 27th August of 2003 Mars was the closest to Earth in 60,000 years. This photo was made 2 days later, when some thin clouds were present. The clouds diffused Mars light making it much larger in appearance than it really was. Also, a long exposure contributed to its size.

Photo Technical Data
Size of the original (2 photos together): 5880 x 2673 pixels
50mm lens f :1.0, exposure 10 s, ISO 1250
Canon EOS 1Ds.

On the right: a 300x200 pix crop from the original photo.


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