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#1 Kris.


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:37 PM

after unsuccesfully trying to see detail on venus i turned to mars in twilight (22:30 local time) for what will be my last Mars sketch this season, very likely.

facing the interesting side with the 'dark' markings of syrtis major has become a whole challenge for me, even using 12" aperture and reasonably good seeing :shocked:!

the remnant of the pole cap is still first recognized, then a little collar around it, and then the dark region above it. syrtis major only comes in last, and actually pretty doubtfull. i think i managed quite good to reproduce the 'faintness' of it all on my monitor, i hope it shows up good at other screens too.

when is Jupiter at opposition? :grin:

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#2 CarlosEH


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:31 PM


An excellent observation of Mars. You have been very dedicated observing Mars to such a small apparent diameter. I applaud you and other observers on the forum that continue to observe the red planet. Thank you for this and all other impressive Mars observations. I adjusted your fine observation a little and posted it below. I hope that you like it.


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:10 PM


Great sketch. :bow:Very challenging to see much now unless the air is steady and your looking before dark in a transparent sky.
It really has been fun viewing Mars this time around.

Frank :)

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:03 PM


Amazing, as usual.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:25 AM

Well done Kris.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 07:07 AM


Congratulations on this latest Mars drawing--you (and Frank) have a fine body of work for this apparition. I understand how difficult it is to eke out detail on such a small disk, but I'm not sure I quite believe you when you say this is your last one. :grin:

#7 Kris.


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:07 AM

thanks everyone, and Carlos for all the clean-up and labeling work you do for us! i like your version, it's more colourfull.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:08 PM

Hallo Kris,

great sketch :bow: :bow: :bow: So many fine details on this little Mars.I like this sketch very much.



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