DATE/TIME:  The evening of February 21st, 2012 @ approximately 10:00pm.


DATE/TIME:  The evening of February 26th, 2012 @ approximately 11:00pm.


DATE/TIME:  The evening of February 27th, 2012 @ approximately 10:30pm.


DATE/TIME:  The evening of March 1st, 2012 @ approximately 9:30pm.


DATE/TIME:  The evening of March 10th, 2012 @ approximately 10:30pm.


DATE/TIME:  The evening of March 13th, 2012 @ approximately 9:00pm.


DATE/TIME:  The evening of March 24th, 2012 @ approximately 9:15pm.



CAMERA:  Imaging Source video cam, DMK21au04.

TELESCOPE:  Celestron C9.25 (235mm) SCT @ F/25.

BARLOW: 2.5x Telvue powermate.

SOFTWARE:  Registax Version 6, Photoshop CS3.



Mars Average distance from the Sun, 141.6 million miles.

Average distance from Earth, 48.6 million miles.

Rotation period, (days) 24.6 hours.

Orbital period, (year) 686.9 Earth days.

Diameter, 4,222 miles.

Gravity, 100 pounds = 38 pounds on Mars.

Moons = 2.

    Mars holds the record for the solar system’s tallest mountain. A volcano two and a half times as tall as our Mt. Everest. It also possesses a canyon that would stretch from the state of California all the way to New York.



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