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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Sketching

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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Mars, January 16, 20:30 UT
      #3564723 - 01/16/10 04:20 PM Attachment (65 downloads)

This evening I saw Mars at a more favourable CM. The most impressive feature after the northern polar cap and the polar seam was the bright Chryse at the left border.
The surrounding m. erythraeum and m. acidalium had quite an other color in comparison to the rest of the planet. But their surface was not darker. At the remaining surface I saw some hints of details. The easiest was the darker southern polar region.
(6 inch Mak@144x)

Edited by Uwe Pilz (01/17/10 03:20 AM)

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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Mars, January 16, 20:30 UT new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #3564902 - 01/16/10 06:19 PM


Sketch looks great Uwe. The polar cap is obviously shrinking slowly.


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Reged: 09/19/08

Loc: Utah
Re: Mars, January 16, 20:30 UT new [Re: frank5817]
      #3565317 - 01/16/10 10:35 PM


A wonderful capture of Mars. The polar cap and polar seam are nicely done, but there is a hint of other structure there, faint, but you captured and sketched it well. Very nice.

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Re: Mars, January 16, 20:30 UT new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3571486 - 01/19/10 09:42 PM Attachment (53 downloads)


An excellent observation of Mars. According to the date of your observation and time I believe the Central meridian was approximately 100 degrees West. This would make the dark albedo feature over the south as Solis Lacus with Mare Acidalium preceding and north. I have labeled the features I believe that you recorded. Thank you for sharing it with us all.


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