Derby and District Astronomical Society

Mars in 2022

The following animation by Pete Hill shows the occultation of Mars that occured between 04:35 and 05:00 on the morning of the 8th December 2022. It is comprised of a sequence of images taken with a tripod mounted Canon 450D camera and 150-500 mm Sigma zoom lens at 500mm. A shutter release cable was also used. Shots of the moon at 1/50 second and Mars at 1 second, both at ISO 100 were used. The images were processed and combined in Photoshop CS6 and the animation produced in Paintshop Pro animation shop. Image © Peter Hill.