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Photographer:

André Montambault

Email:

monti@9bit.com

Location of Photo:

Drummondville, Qc, Canada

Date/Time of photo:

16 january 2008, 01:30 UT

Equipment:

For Mars: Neximage Solar System Imager with two 2X barlows on a Celestron SC 8 inch telescope. 1/5 sec exposures during 700 seconds. Taken from city backyard. A 3500 frame avi processed with Registax4 and Photoshop CS2.

Description:

The image is a composite showing Earth and Mars to scale side by side, the vividly contrasting colors a testimony to the planets' divergent evolutions. Earth is from a NASA picture, and Mars is my own imaging. The composite is a modest tribute to the ongoing Phoenix mission to Mars... a joining of two worlds.

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