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nAz
08-25-2003, 07:32 PM
step out of your pool hall and look southeast /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

This week Mars will be closer and brighter than it has been in nearly 60,000 years. Look southeast for it in late evening...

http://skyandtelescope.com/observin...ticle_985_1.asp

Rod
08-27-2003, 10:24 AM
nAz,

I'm never going to see Mars, it's cloudy and has been raining. It'll be way out there before the clouds go away.

Cueless Joey
08-27-2003, 10:28 AM
I checked it out last night.
I swear I saw Shirley Mclain's face in there. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

nAz
08-27-2003, 03:29 PM
it could have been seen over the last 2 months and it willbe seen for the next 7 weeks or so, but it will be getting smaller and smaller.

remember look for the secound brightest object in the night sky ( the moon is the first) with a good pair of binoculars you can see the ice caps.

Rod
08-27-2003, 05:22 PM
Just how good are these binoculars at 35 million miles? LOL

nAz
08-27-2003, 06:04 PM
/ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

http://www.telescope.com/images/us//local/products/family_detail/FB0030dt.jpg

Rod
08-27-2003, 06:35 PM
wow, pretty big pair! I may not see Mars this time around /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

TomBrooklyn
08-28-2003, 01:40 AM
I viewed Mars yesterday around 0040EST at the Astrophysical Observatory at the College of Staten through their main telescope, a 16" reflector.

The NY Amateur Astronomical Society of which I am a member will have a bunch of telescopes set up to provide public viewings at Pier 17 in Manhattan on Friday night, August 29.

=Tom