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Observer
Tony Rodda
Time of observation
09/01/2017 - 18:00
Object
Mars
Observing location
Newcastle
Equipment
C925CGEM
Alpy600
Atik460ex
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And I guess that's why they call it "The red planet"...

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Derek Robson's picture

Great spectrum Tony.  Is the relative flux effectively the same as emission (or emmitance) [that is, as opposed to absorption]. Are the sharp peaks that decrease in relative flux - absorption bands, i.e. the overall spectrum is emission and the large hump is showing strong emission in the red wavelengths toward the right hand side, and the (negative) peaks are absorption bands? If so, what are the absorption bands due to?  CO2, H2O? (in our atmosphere or Mars's).

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