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This collection of images of Mars taken during the first few months of 2012 show the various faces of Mars as seen fro Earth. During the 2012 appearance of Mars in the evening sky it has been rather small, having angular diameter of only 13 arc seconds at maximum. Things will be better at future appearances having maxima of 15" in early 2014, 18" in early 2016 and 24" in mid 2018.
These images were taken using the a DMK Mono video camera and colour filter wheel on the 14" Meade LX200R telescope. The video sequences were then processed in Registax and the results of that processed in Photoshop. [Jefferis]