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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:01 PM

Dear observers,

Mars is getting smaller and is harder to observe. I used my 32 cm Dobson for today, magnification was 180x. The image was brighter but not clearer as in my 6 inch Mak which I normally use.
I decided to mirror the image to make it equal to the other sketches.
(CM=354°)

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#2 markseibold

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:09 PM

Uwe

You've catured some amazing detail here on Mars. I like the colors you recorded as accurate to actual seeing without filtration. Well done! :bow: :bow: :bow:

Also, I see that Mars is now on the way out as you've renderd it as turning to a gibbous phases again.

Thanks for posting this. My equipment will not allow these details as the planet diminishes in apparent size now; possibly why I turned back to Saturn recently.

Mark

#3 ladip63

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:52 PM

That is really great and still a lot of detail :goodjob: :waytogo:

Lynn

#4 CarlosEH

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:46 PM

Uwe,

An excellent observation of Mars through your 12-inch (32 cm) Dobsonian. You have recorded a god amount of albedo features and clouds/haze over the planet. I have labeled the major albedo features noted. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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#5 Tommy5

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

Very nice Mars sketch, i like your use of subtle color changes very realistic.

#6 frank5817

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:25 AM

Uwe,
Very fine work again. You have created many fine sketches over this Mars close approach to us. :bow: :rainbow:
Like the others this one is a wonderful creation of what is seen at the eyepiece.

Frank :)






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