Our friends at the Mars Society Australia are running an observation project to to produce a record of the upcoming Mars 2018 opposition.(Assuming the dust storms settles some more!) Here's how you can contribute images and observations as well as learning a bit more about the MSA.
We'll also be talking more about this and the latest on Martian exploration during the Sky-Watcher Facebook live event with the Mars Society Australia's president, Dr. Jon Clarke, next Wed the 25th July. ... See MoreSee Less
While there are multiple spacecraft orbiting Mars and photographing the planet up close, we can gain much useful information about Mars from Earth during the period leading up to, during and after the opposition. The most recent approach of Mars that came this close occurred in 2003. Since that time...
Fabulous pic of the Trifid Nebula (M20) taken with an 8" Sky-Watcher Newtonian telescope by Vanessa Angelina from Brisbane. 90 subs at varying exposures each. Most at 58" (approx. 1 hour and 13 min of data in total) Make sure you follow Vanessa on Instagram @astro_ness ... See MoreSee Less