Friday, 11 March 2016

Amateur Observations of Mars

With Europe about to launch the EXOMARS mission this coming Monday, I'd been asked by some colleagues about amateur observations of Mars that might support such a mission.  There are plenty of observers out there who turn their attention to the Red Planet near to opposition (May 2016), but unfortunately there's no single repository for this information for researchers.  I've found several possible locations:

A mysterious cloud over Mars observed by amateur observers.
Many of the most active planetary observers tend to post their images via FaceBook too, in the Astronomy Planetary Imaging group.  

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