Mars at its Best

Photographer
Marion Haligowski
Location of photo
Lancaster, PA, USA
Date/Time of photo
May 15, 2016
Equipment
Canon T6s and a Canon 17-40 mm f/4L lens with a Tiffen Double Fog 2 filter
Description
Brilliant Mars is seen with Saturn above the familiar pattern of Scorpius. Mars is gradually brightening as it nears its opposition on May 22, 2016. I cannot recall Mars appearing this bright in many years. Mars and nearby Saturn make a striking pair in this photograph made on May 15, 2016 just past midnight. A Tiffen double fog 2 filter was used over the wide angle 17-40 mm lens to add a soft glow and enhance the colors of the planets.
Website
https://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalretinoscopy/
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