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#1 roadi

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:36 PM

My first post in this forum!
Mars seen through my Sky90 :smirk:

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#2 CarlosEH

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:51 PM

Rodi,

Welcome to the Cloudy Nights Sketching Forum. You have made an excellent observation of Mars which shows Syrtis Major towards the preceding limb. The central meridian (CM) of your observation is 342.0 degrees West and apparent diameter 10.7 arc-seconds. Thank you for sharing it with us all. I look forward to your future observations on the forum.

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:16 PM

Thanks Carlos, for the kind welcome!
I'm glad to join this forum with all those impressive observations.. very interesting.
Thank you! ;)

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

Very nice first effort,welcome to the sketching forum, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:54 AM

Thanks Tommy5 ;)

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:58 AM

Roadi,

It is always a pleasure to have observers come to the sketching forum bringing gifts. Very nice Mars sketch. :cool:

Frank :)

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:09 AM

Roadi,

Nice 1st sketch. :)

:thanx:,

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:40 PM

Thanks Frank and Tom ;)

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:17 PM

Really nice 1st sketch roadi :D :bow: Hope to see more. :D
Welcome to Cloudy Nights.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:02 PM

Rodi
Good observation and sketch of Mars. I don't see much more in my 12"! The first of a lot to come?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:05 PM

Nice drawing, I was out at the same time, great views.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:35 PM

ladip63,
Thank you very much ;) hope weather here will coorporate more often, to join this great forum with you guys ;)
Thanks

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:40 PM

Jef De Wit,
Thanks very much ;)
well seeing has been rather good local these few times lately where the skies had cleared! Thanks..

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

dweller25,
I've just comentet on your drawing too! :)
You've got a great sketch!

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:40 AM

Roadi

Welcome to the Sketching Forum! you've made a great observation of Mars and a fine rendering showing many surface details. :bow: :bow: :bow: It is encouraging to see that a good 90mm objective can still capture this much detail on Mars with good seeing.

I look forward to seeing your future observations and sketches,

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:08 AM

Roadi,

Can you do a drawing of Mars with the Mewlon ?

I would be very interested as I am thinking about buying one.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:38 PM

Hi Mark,
Thank you for the kind words ;)
I too look forward to join this great forum. Hopefully weather will coorporate a litle better in the future.
Thanks again!

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:46 PM

Hi dweller25,
Honestly, not much more if anything were seen on mars through my mewlon last time (2-march-2010) I was out with it.
I have had some excellent views through it on mars, but thats about two years ago. Havn't sketched it though..
But I'll try sketching whats seen in it next time the skie clears ;)

Don't you allready have an excellent tool??

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:59 PM

Hello Rodi,

Yes I am very happy with the 8" Newtonian BUT it is not as comfortable to use as when sitting behind an SCT or Mewlon. I am getting older so comfort is king :-)

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 05:38 PM

Hehe.. I truely understand you, I too aprechiate comfort! thats one reason for the mewlon I have, the other is space around me wich is limited to about 6-7 square meters!

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:43 PM

I'm trying to get caught up on all these Mars sketches. You've made a good observational sketch--I hope you can post another one soon.

Welcome to the Sketching forum. :)






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