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#1 dweller25

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 04:58 PM

Very steady seeing this evening.

Takahashi FS128 at x231.

17/03/2010, 20:15UT.

Seeing = AII, CM=284'

Hellas region looks very bright.

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#2 Kris.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

nice sketch dweller! and good to have some confirmation about the bright hellas :)

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:52 PM

Another great mars sketch dweller, thanks for posting.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:59 PM

Dweller, good to see you're still keeping up with Mars. I'll give it a look next time.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:37 PM

Dweller,

Yet another fine sketch of the planet of the season. :bow: :rainbow:

Frank :)

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:30 PM

Dweller,

Nice work--nothing like good seeing. :cool:

Looks like you saw some evening clouds on the p. limb? Did the NPC appear that big to you?

#7 dweller25

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 03:34 PM

Did the NPC appear that big to you?


No - I got the scale wrong - I'm not the greatest of drawers and find I am a little inconsistent and exaggerate features. Practice makes perfect though :)

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Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:54 AM

Dweller,

An excellent observation of Mars showing Syrtis Major and a bright haze over the following (morning) limb. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos






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