Barsoom

Michael Wright

Mars, Photo credit: Robert Vanderbei Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC, 4x-Powermate  Video acquired with EOS_movrec ("1/6" second expo-sures), 2.00 minutes, 20 frames per second  22:50 EST, March 22, 2012  CM = 121.17deg

Photo credit: Robert Vanderbei
Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC, 4x-Powermate
Video acquired with EOS_movrec ("1/6" second expo-sures), 2.00 minutes, 20 frames per second
22:50 EST, March 22, 2012
CM = 121.17deg

The sci-fi movie John Carter is currently in theatres.  Based on the Edgar Rice Burrough’s novels inspired by Perceval Lowell’s Mars, the movie is about the exploits of a Virginia “gentleman” magically transported to Barsoom where he battles Martians and rescues Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars.

Coincidentally, Mars, along with Saturn, Venus and Jupiter, is visible in the evening sky this month.  Barsoom will be a prime target for the Hastings-Byrne for the next few months.


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