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#1 dweller25

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:17 PM

Mars is still hanging in there !!

Takahashi FS-128 at x323 - yes I know that's way too much but I was having fun playing with a new Klee Barlow.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:21 PM

Dweller
I think sketching Mars is something like stop smoking :lol:
Still a lot of detail for a small Mars and that with a "small" telescope!

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:28 PM

Hi Jef, yes it's hard to give up on Mars as it's been so good BUT I really do think this is my last drawing

Frank - I hope you are listening - IT'S MY LAST MARS DRAWING ;)

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:35 PM

We will wait and see... :gve:
Some guys with a similar addiction here .

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:11 PM

Hi Jef, yes it's hard to give up on Mars as it's been so good BUT I really do think this is my last drawing

Frank - I hope you are listening - IT'S MY LAST MARS DRAWING ;)

Yeah, right! :roflmao:

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:29 PM

It's my last drawing ....

with the 5" ...... :grin:

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:22 PM

Very nice detail from the tiny orb.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:35 PM

Dweller,

Nice sketching. :bow: :cool: :rainbow:
I'll believe it when I don't see it. I'll say - please just one more time please you can do it.
I'm planning now for a chance tomorrow if it is clear. tomorrow.

Frank :)

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:48 AM

Dweller,

Thank you for your "last Mars observation" (at least with the 5-inch!). You were able to detect a good amount of albedo features at it's relatively small angular diameter. The unidentified albedo feature (???) is the Hyblaeus Extension extending between Aetheria (north) and Aethiopis (south) along the western (following) border of Elysium. Thank you for sharing this ulimate (at least for now!) Mars observation.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:38 AM

Thanks Guys and thanks Carlos for the ID on the Hyblaeus extension.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:19 AM

dweller,
Great Mars again! :bow: :D How is everyone still seeing Mars and details? When I look at it, it is just a very small white ball. I use a 21mm Baader EP.
Thanks :D

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:27 PM

Lynn - view in twilight - it makes a big difference.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:52 PM

Lynn, If my math is right, that is only approximately 112x. I think that you will need to get the magnification up above 150x to see much and Mars is still pretty small. At 100x all I see is a little orange dot and maybe a polar cap. If you will get the magnification up between 150x to 250x I think you can still see plenty of detail.

Yes in the twilight. That is the best planetary filter that you can't buy. I have seen more detail in the twilight than any other time.

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