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Photographer:

dr. ski

Email:

dktrski@yahoo.com.ph

Location of Photo:

Valencia, Philippines

Date/Time of photo:

Feb 18, 2020/4:50am

Equipment:

Canon G9X, 11x70 Binoculars, Eyepiece projection. 2sec exposure at ISO2500.

Description:

The Moon's occultation of Mars will occur on the other side of the planet from me. But I get to witness the conjunction of Mars and the Trifid/Lagoon nebulae. The nebulae straddle the Ecliptic, and Mars is a fraction of a degree South of the Ecliptic now. All objects are at the same Right Ascension (18hrs,3min).