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Dr Ski
9.3°N, 123.3°E
01/15/2020
04:50 am

Equipment Details:

Canon EOS M100
80mm, f2. 8
6s@ISO800

Image Details:

The Scorpion's Crown rises again, this time with Mars in tow.
Mars and Betelgeuse are actually now at the same magnitude (+1.5). Antares outshines both of them by 150% (1.5x). Of course you will never see Antares and Betelgeuse in the same sky!
The actual conjunction of Mars and Antares will be 2 days from now. But they will be almost 5° apart. Antares is 4.5° South of the Ecliptic. Mars is just North of the Ecliptic now.