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Phobos and Deimos

  1. Aug 10, 2005 #1
    Has there been any recent photographs or data of the martian moons?
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  3. Aug 10, 2005 #2


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    Define "recent". HERE is a close-up of Phobos from last November.

    Phobos and Deimos are 12th and 13th magnitude, respectively, at the moment, but early next year will be 11th and 12th, when Mars reaches opposition. That puts them in the range of modest-sized amateur telescopes. Browse astronomy forums for pics later this year. My scope is only 4", but with some luck, I may be able to spot them...

    HERE is a photo of them from the 2003 opposition, taken by a small scope.
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  5. Aug 11, 2005 #4
    Thank you :)
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