How to see Mars with a telescope

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how to observe mars with a telescope

Mars is our closest neighbor and the Curiosity rover is currently on its surface. The red planet has a very visible color thanks to its soil rich in iron which has literally rusted.

A telescope with large apertures allows you to observe the subtle nuances of the main features of the surface, such as the dark and rocky Syrtis Major Planum. Even with a small telescope, you can observe its frozen poles.

The planet Mars being small, you will need a large magnification and therefore a very clear sky and, unfortunately, you will not be able to see the Curiosity rover …

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Image credit of Mars: ESA – European Space Agency & Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for OSIRIS Team