The Red Planet Mars - 1
The Planet Mars Showing Surface Features
This photograph of the planet Mars was taken by Charles F. Capen,
Jr., while using the large McDonald
Observatory's 82-inch reflecting telescope, near Ft. Davis Texas. Using 35mm Kodak Kodachrome-X
film at 64 ASA with a 35mm Miranda camera a Kodak Wratten 2B filter he took this 1/2 second
exposure at the telescope's f/23 focus on May 20, 1967 at 0529 UT.
Table Mountain Observatory, operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is located just west of the
town of Wrightwood, California at an elevation of 7500 feet.
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