Planet Mars

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Date:2.1.2008 Time:6:12 UT
Exposure:13s Field:61o x 43o
Camera:Nikon D200 Optics:f=20mm at 1/2.2
Place:Bernau, Black Forest,
southern Germany  
Photographer:Till Credner

Planet Mars reached its closest position to earth in the end of December 2007. It was brighter than any star and quite prominent with its reddish color cast. It will again reach its opposition in January 2010.

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