Thursday, September 8, 2016


Location:  Mostly in front yard on Little Lepreau, NB.  Once from Sussex, NB, and one from Boynes Cove, NB.

Date Time:  From July 11 to Sept 21, 2016  Dates and times listed on images.

Equipment:  Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55 mm and 75-300 mm lenses, tripod.

Objective:  To show the motion of Mars as it passes through Scorpius.

Report:  The nice conjunction of Mars Saturn and Antares graced the southern/south western sky for the whole summer of 2016.  All three, including all stars, drifted westward, as they always do as the seasons move on.  Due to planetary orbits Mars appeared to move to the east against the background stars of Scorpius, with Saturn appearing to remain stationary, unless one looked very closely at the background stars.  One can only observe this if they keep track of star and planet locations on a weekly basis.

The following are some of my images from this summer.  Note how Mars moves compared to Saturn and Antares.


Sept 16/16 @ 2034 hrs from Little Lepreau, NB.
Sept 21/16 @ 2122 hrs Little Lepreau, NB
Sept 25/16 @ 2145 hrs Little Lepreau, NB

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