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Kris.
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Tiny Mars 04/06 new
      #3847175 - 06/04/10 05:37 PM

after unsuccesfully trying to see detail on venus i turned to mars in twilight (22:30 local time) for what will be my last Mars sketch this season, very likely.

facing the interesting side with the 'dark' markings of syrtis major has become a whole challenge for me, even using 12" aperture and reasonably good seeing !

the remnant of the pole cap is still first recognized, then a little collar around it, and then the dark region above it. syrtis major only comes in last, and actually pretty doubtfull. i think i managed quite good to reproduce the 'faintness' of it all on my monitor, i hope it shows up good at other screens too.

when is Jupiter at opposition?



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CarlosEH
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Re: Tiny Mars 04/06 new [Re: Kris.]
      #3847263 - 06/04/10 06:31 PM Attachment (45 downloads)

Kris,

An excellent observation of Mars. You have been very dedicated observing Mars to such a small apparent diameter. I applaud you and other observers on the forum that continue to observe the red planet. Thank you for this and all other impressive Mars observations. I adjusted your fine observation a little and posted it below. I hope that you like it.

Carlos


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Re: Tiny Mars 04/06 new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3847649 - 06/04/10 11:10 PM

Kris,

Great sketch. Very challenging to see much now unless the air is steady and your looking before dark in a transparent sky.
It really has been fun viewing Mars this time around.


Frank


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Sol Robbins
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Re: Tiny Mars 04/06 new [Re: frank5817]
      #3847701 - 06/05/10 12:03 AM

Kris,

Amazing, as usual.


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dweller25
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Re: Tiny Mars 04/06 new [Re: Sol Robbins]
      #3847890 - 06/05/10 05:25 AM

Well done Kris.

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Special Ed
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Re: Tiny Mars 04/06 new [Re: dweller25]
      #3847998 - 06/05/10 08:07 AM

Kris,

Congratulations on this latest Mars drawing--you (and Frank) have a fine body of work for this apparition. I understand how difficult it is to eke out detail on such a small disk, but I'm not sure I quite believe you when you say this is your last one.


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Kris.
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Re: Tiny Mars 04/06 new [Re: Special Ed]
      #3848208 - 06/05/10 11:07 AM

thanks everyone, and Carlos for all the clean-up and labeling work you do for us! i like your version, it's more colourfull.

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rerun
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Re: Tiny Mars 04/06 [Re: Kris.]
      #3848527 - 06/05/10 03:08 PM

Hallo Kris,

great sketch So many fine details on this little Mars.I like this sketch very much.

CS

Markus


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