Posted 01 April 2010 - 10:48 PM
Why did you use low power only? Don't you feel you spent too much of that minute on the first sketch? The second and third sketches show the dust storm better.
Posted 02 April 2010 - 04:47 AM
Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:46 AM
That is pretty funny.
I think most folks forget about April 1st each year.
Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:18 PM
Good sketch of that dust storm.
Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:01 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:33 AM
Just saw this--you'll be happy to know that for a split second you had me going.
2001 was the first apparition I observed. Imagine my disappointment when Mars disappeared under that huge dust storm.
The 2003 apparition made up for it, though.
Posted 03 April 2010 - 11:29 AM
My first real serious Mars observing was in 1973 and the "next to largest" dust storm blew up! I almost gave up on the Red Planet when all that was visible was an orange ball :o Mars always seems to surprise us, huh?