Monday, December 19, 2005
Here's a Mars comparison too (once again click to enlarge). You can see Mars rapidly decreasing in size. Pretty soon it will be a waste of time to image. Especially with Summer hotting up, turbulence will be getting worse. Hopefully I can get some late night images of Saturn in the New Year.
Again, the historical perspective is nice. The geocentric system could explain the increases in magnitude of planets by adding equants, but the crescent Venus and gibbous Mars absolutely destroyed that explanation.