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Quote:Thanks all. Indeed I couldn't wait any longer and as the planet was visible form my observatory i decided to make a start. It will be an interesting apparition, another aphelic opposition but Mars will get to 15.1" rather than 14" of last time (some 9% larger). Don't forget we will pass into the Martian dust storm season by August of next year, and the disk size should be around 7.3" which is still more than adequate for visual work with apertures of 203mm or larger.@buddyjesus 'IL' stands for 'Integrated Light' in other words, white light with no filters used.Best wishes,-Paul
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