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#1 mathteacher

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:16 AM

One last sketch for the road. Seeing was not very good, so the sketch is rough. It is a CM I have not observed yet. It was lots of fun observing and sketching the Red Planet with you all this apparition.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:18 AM

Mathteacher
Like you said in my post, it is fun to try different sketching techniques. I never tried a black & white Mars, but when I look at your beautiful sketches I will trie it next time.
Do you make the sketches at the eyepiece?

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:12 AM

Yes, I have a small pad and mechanical pencil at the EP. There are lights everywhere so I don't need a flashlight to draw :lol:

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:55 AM

Mathteacher,

An impressive sketch of Mars. The window of opportunity to sketch Mars close-up passes very quickly. Mars presents so many of the surface and atmospheric features of Earth that it is difficult to resist the temptation to sketch it.
Nice work. :bow:

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:58 PM

Great sketch mathteacher :bow:
Wish the clouds would clear up.
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:39 PM

Ging-Li,

An excellent observation of Mars. You have recorded several albedo features over Mars. I have labeled the major features noted. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:44 PM

Carlos, thanks for labeling the drawings. I really appreciate your expertise!

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:57 PM

I managed to get this sketch on Feb 15 with a Tak TSA-120. Seeing was reasonably good despite the cold. The NCP is showing some definite shrinking, and a dusky area is visible on the Martian south limb. Syrtis Major can be seen as it begins its rotation onto the disk. It's a shame that the Red Planet will be tiny and distant when the weather finally breaks here.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:16 PM

Larry, and mathteacher, gret sketches of mars thanks for posting, in a few weeks mars will dim .

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:13 PM

Ging-Li,

You are welcome and I hope that you enjoy more good views of the planets in the future.

Larry- An excellent observation of Mars. You have recorded many albedo features in your fine observation. I have labeled the major albedo features visible. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:00 AM

Larry

Nice sketch with a lot of detail! With the black mask Carlos put around the planet, it is even better!






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