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Mars this year gave a real Show. . .
That being so, I could not fail to register it.
This composition, made with an approximate interval of 10 to 15 days between the photos, starts on July 31 when the planet reaches the largest apparent diameter (24.3 "arc) and ends on December 5 when it was with only 8,9 "of arc.
Three things are very evident in such a work: first, the marked reduction of the diameter as the planet departs; secondly, the phase decrease as it approaches the quadrature and, finally, the marked reduction of the South Polar Calota, which, in the last photo, is reduced to a small point. . .
Like Nike the Greek Goddess of Victory, the source of my inspiration, Mars has won my expectations, won my longings and brought me the feeling of having witnessed an unforgettable epic event. . .
"The planetary arrangement was inspired by the shape of the wing of the Goddess Nike"

PS: This was a composition I had saved unheard of for the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019. Although it was not selected, it deserves to be published!

https://www.astrobin.com/full/399358/0/?nc=user

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Exquisite and Excellent both...I couldent decide so good this is, published? Indeed this should be...

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Great composition, I cant help thinking that a well known sports brand might like it....

Alan

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Nike, goddess of victory, without doubt this image is a winner, superbly

put together, thank you for sharing.

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I am amazed! Super work.

A contender for Planet  - Image of the Year. 

Paul

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14 hours ago, Alien 13 said:

Great composition, I cant help thinking that a well known sports brand might like it....

Alan

Exactly! I even think that was why she had not been selected.

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There was one mistake of mine! The date has been corrected in astrobin.spacer.png

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Great presentation, Avani. It's a fantastic collage!

Thanks.

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Congratulations Avani! 

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Amazing detail. I thought from my own inferior images that the South Polar Cap was shrinking - thanks for confirming that.

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Jeezus H Krajst those are some absolutely stunning photos!

Agree with above poster that these or publishable photos. They definately deserve a wider audience than just the 'nerds' on this forum.

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15 hours ago, George Gearless said:

Jeezus H Krajst those are some absolutely stunning photos!

Agree with above poster that these or publishable photos. They definately deserve a wider audience than just the 'nerds' on this forum.

But unfortunately it did not have sufficient qualities to be selected in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019.

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A belated viewing of these superb images, I have rarely seen better.

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Beautiful. Stunning. Superb. Outstanding. Your images never fail to impress. 

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