Not only did I take some amazing pictures of Jupiter last night (link here), I also stayed up late enough to catch a couple of the other bright planets, including our nearest neighbor Mars. This was my first attempt at really imaging Mars, and I didn't expect much out of it. Mars is currently at an apparent magnitude of 0.99, and will not peak in brightness until May 22nd at an apparent magnitude -2.06. This is when you should expect some amazing amateur astrophotography pictures of Mars!
Images taken with a Celestron Nexstar 6SE + Phillips spc900nc webcam