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Mars - 17th April 2010 - Au revoir.

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#1 dweller25


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:27 PM

My final drawing this time around of Mars, it's now too small to capture any interesting detail.

I have observed and drawn Mars 29 times since December 4th 2009 and it's been both enjoyable and rewarding.

I'm really looking forward to Jupiter next.

Sketch details :

Takahashi FS-128 at x297.
17th April 2010, 20:10UT
CM=354', seeing=AII

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#2 CarlosEH


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:38 AM


Thank you for your excellent Mars observation. I note Sinus Sabaeus to the south, North Polar Cap (NPC) to the north, and Chryse-Xanthe towards the west (right). Thank you for this and all of your other excellent Mars observations made during the apparition.


#3 Jef De Wit

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:46 AM

It was a pleasure to see all of these Mars sketches! Can't wait to see 29 sketches of Jupiter.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:01 AM


I hope you change your mind in the next few weeks if you get an exceptional seeing night. I like Jef and Carlos above looked forward to your superb Mars sketches. Also you gave me an idea of what I might see about a week ahead of time on the red planet. So on to Jupiter it is.

Frank :)

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:34 PM

you'll certainly take all the experience from mars to jupiter! but i thought jupiter wasn't gonna rise very high in our skies this year?

#6 dweller25


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:10 PM

Thanks Guys - it's been great sharing and comparing the Mars observations with you all.

Frank - I might have an occasional peak ;)

Kris - Jupiter will be a little lower than Saturn is now but I will still try :)

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