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#1 S1mas

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:46 AM

Got it, how to observe Mars with success: need to find Him and observe as early in the evening twilight, as possible. Later no details was visible...

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#2 Tommy5

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:15 AM

very nice late season Mars thanks for posting.

#3 Jef De Wit

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:32 PM

Again a nice "small" Mars sketch! Who will get the last Mars sketch of this season? Maybe we can create a challenge-cup for that one!

#4 CarlosEH

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:49 PM

Simas,

An excellent observation of Mars at a small apparent diameter. I adjusted the colors a little and blurred it as well. I hope that you like it. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos

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#5 frank5817

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:18 PM

Simas,

Very nice sketch with an 8" scope on such a small target.
As you mentioned the best views now are before dark. :bow:

Frank :)

#6 dweller25

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:34 AM

You did very well to see detail om Mars as it is so far away, well done.

#7 Special Ed

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 07:13 AM

Simas,

Nice work on a *very* tough target. :)

Twilight is often a good time to observe planets.

#8 Kris.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:03 AM

impressive sketch Simas for an 8"! is it a Dobson you use, or a computer guided scope? if it's a dob, could you tell how you find mars at daytime, because my method is very crude and not very succesfull lately!

#9 S1mas

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:54 AM

Thanks all for your kind words.
Kris - I'm using my Celestron SCT on Alt/Az mount with GoTo, so task - to find Mars, is easy straight after Sun goes down.

#10 JayinUT

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:06 PM

S1mas,

Great work with your instruments and your eye, impressive. Wish the skies here would allow for a session . . . maybe tonight.

#11 rerun

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:05 PM

Hallo S1mas,

good sketch of Mars.At my last observation it was very difficult to see any details and I couldn't make a sketch .So great what you still see on Mars.

CS

Markus


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