This image was captured on May 15th 2016.



This image was captured on June 11th 2016.




  CAMERA:  Celestron Skyris video cam..

  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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