8" F/6 Newtonian, x300, no filters.
Seeing III, CM = 144'
Tonight Olympus Mons was right in the middle of the Martian disk. I was hoping it would be covered in bright white clouds making it easier to see but sadly no joy.
There were however some nice bright areas on both the preceeding and following limbs.
The NPC is now tiny and quite dim.
A 7.9 magnitude star was in close proximity - HIP40933.