Mars over Valles Marineris on Feb 28 2012 | Peter Nerbun

Peter Nerbun
Location of photo
Perry Hall, Maryland
Date/Time of photo
Feb 28 2012 at 8:49 UT
Celestron 11 inch aperture SCT, I-Nova PLA-Mx monochrome CCD camera, Orion Sirus mount, Televue 3x barlow lens
Mars with Valles Marineris (the "Grand Canyon of Mars") is shown as the dark horizontally extending arm within the upper right section of the image. Candor Chasma is the 500 mile sub-canyon that appears as a red "finger" directly below the dark arm of Valles Marineris. Acidalia Planitia and the "V" shaped Nilokeras Fossa appear within the lower half of the image.