Location of Photo:
Drummondville, Qc, Canada
Date/Time of photo:
16 january 2008, 01:30 UT
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.
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.