A Trip to Mars by Camera

 I've been admiring the nearby bright and clear view we're having of Mars this week. It's burning bright and fiery in the eastern sky around 11pm or so from this part of Scotland. I snapped off a few shots with my Pentax K-7 and got these quite satisfying results.


The little red dot of Mars in the night sky, too bright for the stars to be detected on the same image (ISO3200 f/4, 1/8s, f=18mm).

A closer look with a 300mm lens. Mars shines through the glare of a street lamp (ISO3200, f/5.6, 1/10s).
An enlarged view taken with the 300mm lens again (ISO3200, f/5.6, 1/60s).

It's still up there. So look out for it tonight if it's clear.


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