Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:42 AM
First thing i noticed was that the contrast between dark and lighter areas on mars is actually even fainter, makes sense i suppose because the 12â€ gathers twice as much light then the 8â€.
In these bad seeing conditions, i could not see more detail on mars with the 12â€ then in the 8â€, so iâ€™ll have to wait for a real comparison!
Very little detail visible on the disk, the few things that i could see were sinus sabaeus and syrtis major on the preceding limb. Also south of sinus sabaeus there was a streak visible, i guess itâ€™s either Noachis or Hellespontus, (i think Carlos will provide the right answer )
Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:21 AM
Very impressive sketch. Considering your poor seeing conditions you did very well.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:41 PM
Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:25 AM
Nice sketch of your eyepiece view. I think the dusky albedo south of Sabbaeus Sinus is Hellespontus.
Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:59 PM
Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:46 PM
I'm impressed with the details on that tiny disk.
You made a good start for the coming opposition.