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Old 07-01-2018, 11:52 PM
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MARS AND M22 WITHIN Same field

On April 1st 2018 Mars passes 21' minutes of arc North of the very bright globular cluster M22 , one of the finest and easiest to resolve globulars in the night sky in just about any aperture over 76 mm.

At magnitude +5.9 and apparent diameter of 24' and Mars at 9 " ,this should make for a spectacular image.
Even I'll take a few with my DSLR.
PS:Of course no long exposure possible with bright Mars.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:18 AM
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Saturn will be nearby too; only 1.5 degrees away. So, wider field of views will be interesting.

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On April 1st 2018 Mars passes 21' minutes of arc North of the very bright globular cluster M22 , one of the finest and easiest to resolve globulars in the night sky in just about any aperture over 76 mm.

At magnitude +5.9 and apparent diameter of 24' and Mars at 9 " ,this should make for a spectacular image.
Even I'll take a few with my DSLR.
PS:Of course no long exposure possible with bright Mars.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:07 AM
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Looking forward to this conjunction as well, remember back to 2 years ago when Mars was in the same widefield as M8 / M20. That was quite a pretty sight and image so this years visit to M22 will be worth the cost of admission to the show.
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400mm lens will be well siuted for this occasion.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:16 PM
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Saturn will be nearby too; only 1.5 degrees away. So, wider field of views will be interesting.
Once in a lifetime, or more these events..Steve, the very next day April 2nd Mars and Saturn will be less than 1.5 of each other...and M22 nearby as well .
May get all 3 in same field using wide angle lenses.
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:19 PM
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400mm lens will be well siuted for this occasion.
Thanks for this Bojan..N6642 is there in the field , as well as some other interesting objects
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:22 PM
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Looking forward to this conjunction as well, remember back to 2 years ago when Mars was in the same widefield as M8 / M20. That was quite a pretty sight and image so this years visit to M22 will be worth the cost of admission to the show.
Remember that one Jeff.

Mars, Saturn and M22 in same field of view of many fast scopes and lenses, is a real, and very rare treat.
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I will be watching, it's sure to be clear ! 1.5 deg. just fits in the ED80 , Canon 550 set up nicely.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:34 PM
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I will be watching, it's sure to be clear ! 1.5 deg. just fits in the ED80 , Canon 550 set up nicely.
Sounds great Jeff.

Ill be watching with a 6 inch Celestron F5 doublet and Baader Fringe Killer that does not dim the image much at all.. over 95% transmission with violet below 450nm completely blocked .Its infra red blocker at 650nm, and gives a nice crisp view, with 19mm Pan and a 3.5mm Delos for close ups.. and a few shots.

May have a look with the 9 1/4 SCT as well.
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