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This picture was taken at Mars Opposition on August 6, 2018. At this time, Mars was closest to the earth (July 31, 2018 since 2003. Oppositon is a term used when the Earth , Mars, and the Sun are in a straight line with the earth in the middle. Opposition can occur with any plant outside of the earths orbit around the sun. Mars is the 4th planet from the sun.

Date: August 6, 2018
Scope: 14 inch Celestron CGE 1400
Focal Length: 3910 mm; f/11
Camera: Nikon D810A
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Duration: 90 Seconds
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