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Mars - 15th April 2014

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#1 dweller25

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

Had good seeing tonight, Mars was around 28' high when I drew this at 20:20UT using an 8" Maksutov at x200.

Syrtis Major was easy to see and it was surrounding a very bright area that could have been mistaken for a polar cap.

The real polar cap opposite Syrtis Major is very small and quite hard to detect.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

David,

Very good sketch of Mars on Apr. 15th :).

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:thanx:,

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

David,

Your Mars capture is a very good one.
How nice it would be for you if would climb a little higher in the sky so you were not fighting all that atmosphere.

Frank :)

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:17 PM

David,

An excellent observation of Mars. You recorded Syrtis Major and Utopia nicely. The North Polar Cap (NPC) is small. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Regards,
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:17 AM

David,

good sketch of Mars. :waytogo:

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:50 AM

Nice observation and sketch.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:19 AM

Very realistic compared with my view in a 12".

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:17 PM

Tom, Carlos, Tamas, Ed - thank you.

Frank - your are right - 33' is the highest it will get !!!

Jef - did you do a drawing with the 12" ?

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:19 AM

Jef - did you do a drawing with the 12" ?

No...

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:41 AM

Jef - did you do a drawing with the 12" ?

No...


Scandalous :)

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:00 AM

Jef - did you do a drawing with the 12" ?

No...


Scandalous :)


indeed!


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