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    Gaikokujin Kyofusho's Avatar
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    Default Mars still "worth" viewing?



    Hi, I am a bit of a (understated) astronomy newbie and was wondering
    if Mars was still worth viewing (in MA here). I know the best time
    was almost 2 weeks ago but it seems to me that it is still quite
    bright, if that is still the case then i thought i would try to get
    over to a telescope (one of the observatories around here) and take a
    peek.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    -Gaiko

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    Default Mars still "worth" viewing?

    Gaiko posted:


    Yes, it is still worth viewing, and probably will be for at least a month or
    so, unless a big dust storm gets going. There are hints of some new dust
    activity in the Hellas Basin, so I would get to your local observatory as soon
    as you can. Clear skies to you.
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    Default Mars still "worth" viewing?

    Mars will be good viewing through October.
    By mid November however, it will be half the apparent size it was on Aug.
    27.

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    Don Baker
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    Bill Hennessy's Avatar
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    Default Mars still "worth" viewing?

    Yes, get out their and take a look.



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    Default Mars still "worth" viewing?

    Get thee to a telescope. Mars is still good for viewing but by the end
    of Oct. it will be quite small. Do it quickly.

    Craig

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