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#1 dweller25

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:40 PM

Viewed during dusk as this seems to help with the 'detail'

Mars is very small now and I had to use high power to get a decent sized globe.

8" F/6 Newtonian at x300.

4th April 2010 - 19:25UT

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#2 roadi

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:25 AM

Thats a fine sketch! ;) I agree about the mag.. last time I tried, 193x wasn't enough to get a decent size of the planet.

#3 dweller25

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:18 AM

Thanks Rodi, it's probably my last Mars drawing this opposition.

#4 frank5817

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:49 AM

dweller,

Very nice sketch. It looks like you picked a good time of day to make this one.:waytogo:

Frank :)

#5 niteskystargazer

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:44 AM

Dweller25,

:waytogo:, nice sketch, :).

:thanx:,

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#6 Tommy5

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

Very nice sketch,mars is getting very small and dim indeed.

#7 JayinUT

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:46 AM

Dweller25,

Very nice sketch! I think I made my last sketch of Mars about two weeks ago as the weather has been horrible ever since (5-10 inches of snow coming today!).

#8 dweller25

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:28 PM

Thanks Guys,

The weather has now clouded over in the UK for a few days - but at least we don't have snow !!!

Clear skies to all - soon hopefully.

#9 ladip63

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:32 PM

Dweller really nice :goodjob: :D

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