Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Opposition of Mars was last night (Wedensday, 14 Octorber) but Don't Worry, it's still great
The variable start Mira is still visible to the unaided eye.
Last night (Wednesday 14 October), was the opposition of Mars. I was too busy writing a lectureto get my scope out, so I had to content my self with briefly viewing the glowing red planet rising above the trees.Tonight it is raining of course.
But don't worry, Mars will be bright for some time, and a worthwhile telescopic object in even small telescopes for a couple of weeks. For more details and observing hints, see my Opposition of Mars page.