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Planets - size comparison

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Timebandit    1,339












A more colourful example of the planets and the sort of views that can be expected through a amateur telescope. Also gives some size comparison with the moon in view 


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niallk    1,631
On 10/01/2017 at 08:09, furrysocks2 said:

Found this image online showing apparent maximum and minimum observable size of the planets (http://astro.wsu.edu/worthey/astro/html/im-planets/)



That's great! Interesting to compare max/min sizes all together.

Really shows how dramatic the effect of distance is on the apparent size of Venus and Mars at their nearest and furthest points :thumbsup:

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Paz    791

Very interesting, thanks for posting.

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