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dweller25
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Mars - 22nd February 2010 new
      #3641087 - 02/22/10 05:22 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Mars - 22nd Feb 2010, 21:05UT

8" F/6 Newtonian, x300, no filters.

Seeing III, CM = 144'

Tonight Olympus Mons was right in the middle of the Martian disk. I was hoping it would be covered in bright white clouds making it easier to see but sadly no joy.

There were however some nice bright areas on both the preceeding and following limbs.

The NPC is now tiny and quite dim.

A 7.9 magnitude star was in close proximity - HIP40933.


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frank5817
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Re: Mars - 22nd February 2010 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3641300 - 02/22/10 07:04 PM

dweller25,

Very subtle details but never the less an excellent sketch of how the planet really looks at the eyepiece.
Well done. Clouds over Nix Olympica would have been a real bonus.

Frank


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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

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Re: Mars - 22nd February 2010 new [Re: frank5817]
      #3641427 - 02/22/10 08:06 PM

Very nice Mars sketch, thanks for posting.

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Rick Woods
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Re: Mars - 22nd February 2010 new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3642144 - 02/23/10 07:35 AM

Very nice contrast distinction in the desert area. Seeing that is no easy feat.

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dweller25
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Re: Mars - 22nd February 2010 new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #3642286 - 02/23/10 09:13 AM

Thanks for the replies.

The features were much more subtle than my drawing skills - LOL.


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Rick Woods
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Re: Mars - 22nd February 2010 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3642995 - 02/23/10 02:43 PM

Yeah, but that's always the case.

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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Mars - 22nd February 2010 new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #3643076 - 02/23/10 03:14 PM

Nice sketch again! I hope you will see clouds on Olympus next time

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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Mars - 22nd February 2010 [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3644279 - 02/24/10 02:23 AM

Good sketch,. really. It is not easy to differentiate the suble changings in brightness and color at the desert side.

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