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dweller25
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Loc: Lancashire, UK
Mars - 26th April 2010 new
      #3771624 - 04/27/10 01:17 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

Mars is still hanging in there !!

Takahashi FS-128 at x323 - yes I know that's way too much but I was having fun playing with a new Klee Barlow.

26th April 2010 - 19:45UT
CM=263', seeing AII


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3771755 - 04/27/10 02:21 PM

Dweller
I think sketching Mars is something like stop smoking
Still a lot of detail for a small Mars and that with a "small" telescope!


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dweller25
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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3771776 - 04/27/10 02:28 PM

Hi Jef, yes it's hard to give up on Mars as it's been so good BUT I really do think this is my last drawing

Frank - I hope you are listening - IT'S MY LAST MARS DRAWING


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3771791 - 04/27/10 02:35 PM

We will wait and see...
Some guys with a similar addiction here .

Edited by Jef De Wit (04/27/10 02:53 PM)


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Rick Woods
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Reged: 01/27/05

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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3771872 - 04/27/10 03:11 PM

Quote:

Hi Jef, yes it's hard to give up on Mars as it's been so good BUT I really do think this is my last drawing

Frank - I hope you are listening - IT'S MY LAST MARS DRAWING



Yeah, right!


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dweller25
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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #3771916 - 04/27/10 03:29 PM

It's my last drawing ....

with the 5" ......


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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3772412 - 04/27/10 07:22 PM

Very nice detail from the tiny orb.

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frank5817
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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3772803 - 04/27/10 11:35 PM

Dweller,

Nice sketching.
I'll believe it when I don't see it. I'll say - please just one more time please you can do it.
I'm planning now for a chance tomorrow if it is clear. tomorrow.

Frank


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CarlosEH
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Reged: 01/19/05

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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: frank5817]
      #3772940 - 04/28/10 01:48 AM

Dweller,

Thank you for your "last Mars observation" (at least with the 5-inch!). You were able to detect a good amount of albedo features at it's relatively small angular diameter. The unidentified albedo feature (???) is the Hyblaeus Extension extending between Aetheria (north) and Aethiopis (south) along the western (following) border of Elysium. Thank you for sharing this ulimate (at least for now!) Mars observation.

Carlos


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dweller25
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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3773100 - 04/28/10 07:38 AM

Thanks Guys and thanks Carlos for the ID on the Hyblaeus extension.

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ladip63
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Reged: 10/17/07

Loc: the dark skies of Texas
Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3773437 - 04/28/10 11:19 AM

dweller,
Great Mars again! How is everyone still seeing Mars and details? When I look at it, it is just a very small white ball. I use a 21mm Baader EP.
Thanks

Edited by ladip63 (04/28/10 11:20 AM)


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dweller25
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Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 new [Re: ladip63]
      #3773763 - 04/28/10 02:27 PM

Lynn - view in twilight - it makes a big difference.

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blb
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Reged: 11/25/05

Loc: Piedmont NC
Re: Mars - 26th April 2010 [Re: dweller25]
      #3773800 - 04/28/10 02:52 PM

Lynn, If my math is right, that is only approximately 112x. I think that you will need to get the magnification up above 150x to see much and Mars is still pretty small. At 100x all I see is a little orange dot and maybe a polar cap. If you will get the magnification up between 150x to 250x I think you can still see plenty of detail.

Yes in the twilight. That is the best planetary filter that you can't buy. I have seen more detail in the twilight than any other time.

Buddy

Edited by blb (04/28/10 02:55 PM)


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