Observing Project 8C Looking for Deimos and Phobos

Mars' two tiny moons, Deimos and Phobos, circle the planet with blistering speed and never stay very far from it. When Phobos is at its greatest elongation from Mars, it is never more than three planetary radii from the planet. Since the moon circles Mars in just over seven hours, the window of opportunity to see it while it is away from the planet is only about an hour long. It is critically important therefore to know when the moon is at that point of greatest elongation and have a plan. Use...