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#1 stanislas-jean

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

For Mars observers, here is a report of Mars this morning the 11th.
Comparative results are welcome for discussion.
Stanislas-Jean

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:27 PM

Stanislas-Jean,

Nice sketches of Mars :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:58 AM

The Mars season has started! Fine sketches.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:54 AM

hi Stanislas-Jean,

yes two nice detailed sketches.
I can´t make sketches because I have all nights fog :bawling:...

Bye
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:55 AM

Thanks a lot Tom and Uwe.
The surface shows it seems a calm activity apart on the volcano area a brightening in blue channel, and one on Neith area (near Utopia) in yellow green channel.
May be an hazze at the pole, south area (Hellas is not so far from the limb).
Didn't have enough courage this morning, we will see later.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:56 AM

Thanks Christian.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:36 PM

Excellent work, Mars is great planet to observe and sketch.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:11 PM

Beautiful sketches showing the detail that can be observed.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:49 AM

Nice work - cannot wait to turn the scope on Mars ......

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:45 AM

Thanks Ed, Rutilus. David you should.
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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:43 PM

Stanislas-Jean,
Very happy to see some Mars sketches. :) Nice observation with Mars still less than 6". That's an interesting cloud over Utopia in blue light--nice catch. With spring happening in the north there should be lots more clouds.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:24 AM

Thanks Michael.
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:49 AM

Yea, gotta get on Mars soon enough. Nice work Stanislas. You always do very professional work.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:12 AM

Mars is workable well now, apart the sky conditions still agitated in Europe.
Thanks for your post.
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

Stanislas-Jean,

It is wonderful you have created these Mars sketches. The details are showing very nicely in your scope. Well done.

Frank :)

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:17 PM

Some nice work. You captured some good detail.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:44 AM

Thanks Frank and Ken.
there are moments for capturing when seeing is at its lowest disturbance before sunrise.
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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:33 PM

Stanislas-Jean,

Good sketches of Mars. Especially at such a small size. Inspiring to see what can be done now.

Thanks for posting. Dean

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:50 AM

Thanks Dean for your post.
Difficult to perform more, weather is rather average here near Paris, sothat 9" for the moment is the best possible.
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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

Great detailed Mars sketch on such a small disk Stanislas-Jean!

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:10 AM

I had a look on your gallery.
May I suggest you exercise Uranus, this is quite challenging for getting data on.
This is quite possible with our scope apertures.
6" of Mars size is not a great deal to perform, this is a matter of scope acuracy, observation method and training for viewing.
Stanislas-Jean






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