The planet Mars rises just before midnight and becomes the brightest object in the night sky. Looking through a telescope, Mars will reveal itself as it nears Earth with increasingly more detail.
The series of photos below were captured between January and the end of April 2018. They show the impressive growing diameter of Mars’ planetary disk.
The planet’s closest distance to Earth will take place at the end of July, during which time the disk will appear twice as large, as in the previous series of photos! A glance at our outer neighbor in the solar system, however, will be well worth it throughout all of the Summer months! A requirement in a successful Mars observation is a good eyepiece with a short focal length, which allows for a high magnification.
With the theme, Mars Madness, the American eyepiece specialist TeleVue is dropping its prices on its short focal length eyepieces by over 10% during the Mars Summer Event! – an ideal time to expand your own eyepiece collection! The price-drop applies to the following models:
- Eyepiece DeLite 3mm 1,25″
- Eyepiece DeLite 4mm 1,25″
- Eyepiece DeLite 5mm 1,25″
- Eyepiece DeLite 7mm 1,25″
- Eyepiece DeLite 9mm 1,25″
- Eyepiece DeLite 11mm 1,25″
- Eyepiece DeLite 13mm 1,25″
- Delos Eyepiece 3,5mm 1,25″
- Delos Eyepiece 4,5mm 1,25″
- Delos Eyepiece 6mm 1,25″
- Delos Eyepiece 8mm 1,25″
- Delos Eyepiece 10mm 1,25″
- Delos Eyepiece 12mm 1,25″
- Nagler Eyepiece 3,5mm Type 6 1,25″
- Nagler Eyepiece 5mm Type 6 1,25″
- Nagler Eyepiece 7mm Type 6 1,25″
- Nagler Eyepiece 9mm Type 6 1,25″
- Nagler Eyepiece 13mm Type 6 1,25″
- Ethos Eyepiece 3,7mm 1,25″/2″
- Ethos Eyepiece 4,7mm 1,25″/2″
- Ethos Eyepiece 6mm 1,25″/2″
- Ethos Eyepiece 8mm 1,25″/2″
- Ethos Eyepiece 10mm 1,25″/2″
- Ethos Eyepiece 13mm 1,25″/2″
The sale is only valid until the 31st of July 2018! Get your hands on an eyepiece now!
Additionally, the sales price guarantee: should an eyepiece not be deliverable in the short term, you can have it delivered later it at the sales price – based on the date of order.
One more thing: all relevant info about this year’s Mars Opposition can be found on the backside of our Mars-T-Shirts: