Mars Next to the Moon
This photograph by Eric Toops shows a portion of the Moon to the right, with a view of Mars to the left. This conjunction of the two cosmic bodies makes Mars appear relatively smaller to the Moon, creating a sense of surprise.
'Mars Next to the Moon', by Eric Toops, taken in Hoschton, Jackson County, Georgia, USA on 6 July 2014.
Meade APO telescope, EQ6 mount, Point Grey video camera, 1000 mm lens, 20 millisecond exposure.
Highly Commended in Planets, Comets and Asteroids category of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015.
Object number: ZBA8004
- Image reference: ETO0001
- © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Courtesy of the artist.
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