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Mars obs February 3rd, 20h UT

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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:57 PM

Dear observers,

I had again the chance to see Mars at a different CM (296). Syrtis maior was very prominent, I saw some detail in my 6 inch Mak at 188x.
The NPC has shrunk remarkabely since my first observation 4 weeks ago.

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#2 CarlosEH


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Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:05 PM


An excellent observation of Mars. Syrtis Major is prominent on the central meridian (CM). I like the colors that you have recorded over the planet. I have labelled the major albedo features. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


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#3 Special Ed

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:43 PM


Well done sketch--you saw some nice variations in the desert regions of Mars. I usually have difficulty detecting the subtle differences there, although I know they exist.

The North Polar Cap looked a lot smaller to me too, when I observed it on the 2nd--still very bright and noticeable though, as you show in your sketch.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:55 AM

Very nice observation Uwe, I have clouds so I will enjoy your drawing.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 06:37 AM


Excellent observation of Mars and finely rendered sketch showing much in detail and color. :bow: :bow: :bow:

You have inspired me that you mentioned seeing some details in a 6 inch Mak. Now I wonder if my Celestron Nexstar 5i may perform better on Mars than my 10 inch Dobsonian.

All I need now is a break from these constant clouds and rain again. :cloudy: :cloudy: :tonofbricks: :question:

Thanks for posting and sharing this,

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:51 AM


Another wonderful, colorful rendering of Mars.
I'm getting all my Mars observings this way through the eyes of all the fine sketchers here like yourself. :bow: :rainbow:

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