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The opposition of Mars

A few days before the opposition of Mars, I got these four images between 20:15 UT and 21:25 UT on 13 October 2020.


On the surface you can see some detail such as Terra Sirenum, Terra Cimmeria and Solis Planum; Olympus Mons is also visible as a small white spot in the northern emisphere at the top of the planet.
At the south pole there is the polar cap that is very small because it is summer in the southern hemisphere.


In the following video it is also possible to appreciate the rotation of the planet during the evening of the 13 october 2020.

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