Date (U.T.): October 14, 2009
Time (U.T.): 08:15
Ls 353.7*, De =14*, Ds -2.6*, phase 88%
Diameter: 7.1 arc-seconds
Instrument: 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain
Filters (Wratten): 23, 30, 80A
Seeing (1-10): 7, Antoniadi (I-V): II
08:15 U.T. (Wratten 23A and 30): A curvilinear wedge of albedo features was noted over the southern half of the disk towards the south polar limb. Mare Erythraeum was the most prominent albedo feature (3/10) towards the southern limb with Margaritifer Sinus (4/10) at it's north-preceding border and Aurorae Sinus (4/10) over the north-following border. Solis Lacus was visible as a dark (3/10), elongated albedo feature towards the south-following limb. Mare Acidalium was visible as a dark (3/10) wedge towards the north-preceding limb with Nilacus Lacus 4-5/10) over it's southern portion. Mare Boreum was visible as a dark to dusky collar towards the northern limn. The North Polar Cap (NPC) was brilliant (10/10) over the northern limb. An Evening Limb Haze (ELH) was visible over the preceding limb, a Morning Limb Haze (MLH) over the following limb, and a Southern Limb Haze (SLH).
The best of luck in your own observations of Mars.