bright mars

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Date:02.01.2008 Time:3:02-8:07 UT, 20s interval
Exposure:917x up to 13s Field:61o x 43o
Camera:Nikon D200 Optics:f=20mm, 1/2.2
Place:Bernau, Black Forest, 
southern Germany  
Observer:Till Credner

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Mars reaches its closest position to earth and its maximum brightness in January/February 2010. The time lapse shows Mars during the last opposition period in winter 2007/08. It is the brightest object in the field and finally setting behind the cloud banks. The snowy heights of the Black Forest were illuminated by a crescent moon from the opposite direction. See also the labeled version of one image.