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#1 dweller25

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:55 AM

5th February 2010.

It had been cloudy all day and then cleared up around 8PM :):)

All drawings made with a Takahashi FS128 refractor at x238

A - 21:15UT, CM=297', seeing = II.

B - 22:20UT, CM=313', seeing = III.

My drawings are much more orange, the scanner has not reproduced them well !!

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#2 Special Ed

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:18 AM

Nice sequence demonstrating the rotation of Mars with its most famous feature, Syrtis Major.

#3 Kris.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:39 AM

always nice to get a glimpse of this side, nice sketches! the polar cap has shrunk quite a bit in a few weeks time.

#4 Tommy5

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:26 PM

very nice mars hopefully we will get a look at it when Syrtis Major rolls around to face the U.S.

#5 CarlosEH

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:48 PM

An excellent observation of Mars. You have recorded several albedo features over the Syrtis Major region. I have labeled the major albedo features noted over your first observation (21:15 U.T.). Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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#6 frank5817

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

Nice pair of sketches. You have been getting in some good observations on Mars. :bow: :cool:

Frank :)

#7 dweller25

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:22 AM

Thanks for the replies. This has been my best Mars observing year ever :-))

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:28 AM

Nice work with the 5" refractor. If this is your best year ever, 2018 will be phenomenal! I can't wait!

#9 Jef De Wit

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 05:43 AM

Dweller
Again nicely done. You got the same details on Mars than my sketh of the 4th. But you did the job with a much smaler scope and put Sinus Sabaeus better on paper (I draw it to thin)!

#10 rerun

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 07:16 AM

Hallo Dweller,

I like your two sketches of Mars,very detailed structurs of Mars.They show why Mars is THE PLANET this year.

CS

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