Right ascension:  11:09:08.1   Magnitude:  -0.3
    Declination:   9:37:27

Image:  FES 1229
 Date:  1980 Jan 23 20:15 UT

Exposure duration:  160 sec

Mars was observed by IUE when it was less than 90,000,000 km from Earth. The dark patches are due to various apertures in the plate reflecting this image. The star-like pattern is the result of diffraction from the spider supporting the secondary mirror.
Last updated: 08 April 1998
Obtained from IUE project at Goddard Space Flight Center