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#1 CatalinMT

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

Hi all!
This is my observation of Mars during the opposition day. Despite low altitude of the planet I experienced good seeing. Observation were made at 151x & 228x with an 90mm refractor and a Baader M&S filter. The most proeminent feature were M. Acidalium, Niliacus, M. Erythraeum and Sinus Meridiani wich display a dark-grey hue. One limb display bright clouds, towards Tharsis. NPC was visible, but really small.

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#2 Ed D

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:57 AM

Really nice work, especially with a 90mm refractor.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:20 AM

Very nice Mars sketch, very realistic, thanks for posting.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

Excellent work with 90mm's. Nice sketch. :grin:

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:12 AM

Catalin,

A beautiful capture of Mars.

Frank :)

#6 dweller25

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:33 AM

Excellent observation, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

Impressive what you can see with a "small" instrument!

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:09 PM

Catalin,

An impressive observation made using your 90mm refractor! You recorded much surface detail over the Martian disk. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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#9 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:29 PM

Very good sketch. I am waiting for decent sky much too long.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:36 AM

That's excellent for a 90mm! i like your colours.

#11 CatalinMT

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

Thanks all! It's surprinsing what a 90mm can do with steady seeing & patience. :grin:

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:27 PM

Catalin,

Very nice sketch of Mars on Apr. 8th :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#13 CatalinMT

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

Thanks Tom! :D

#14 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:05 AM

Catalin,

Very nice Mars sketch. Thanks for posting.

#15 CatalinMT

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:25 PM

Thanks Tamas! :)

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

I know I am repeating what everyone else has already posted but,

Wow, that's very good for a 90mm scope :)

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:19 AM

Catalin, that's a bang up Mars observation. Nice. Thanks for sharing. Wait, I just glanced up and read Chris's comment. That's in a 90mm scope? Oh, yea...very nice. I observed Mars once this year, it appeared larger than I remember it at opposition last time.






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