Recording Mars

  • Peter Grego
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


In order to see the finer detail on Mars, good weather conditions on both Mars and Earth is needed! From the Earth’s surface we’re looking through a thick layer of atmosphere – 99% of it lies in a layer just 31 km thick. The lower Mars appears in the sky, the more atmosphere its light must travel through to reach the observer’s keen eye, its light diminishing and levels of turbulence generally increasing nearer the horizon.


Central Meridian Martian Atmosphere Amateur Astronomer Visual Observer Film Camera 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Grego
    • 1
  1. 1.CornwallUK

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