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Kris.
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/16/04

Loc: Belgium
Mars 03/02/2014
      #6365588 - 02/09/14 08:38 AM

Hi all,

here's a mars sketch from last monday morning. unlike others in Belgium who experienced exceptionally good seeing earlier that night, i had very poor seeing conditions that morning.
it was really difficult to make out much, but some dark regions, the NPC and 2 brighter patches were visible.



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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6365618 - 02/09/14 09:03 AM

Kris,
Very nice sketch of Mars. I like your shading.


Ken


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Chopin
Canis Insanus
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Reged: 02/03/05

Loc: In the doghouse.
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: kenrenard]
      #6365793 - 02/09/14 10:46 AM

Quite realistic, Kris. I enjoy your rendition which shows the seeing conditions rather well. Despite this you managed to reveal quite a bit from the surface. Very good observation!

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frank5817
Postmaster
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Chopin]
      #6366127 - 02/09/14 01:33 PM

Kris,

One of those great Mars sketches from you.
Impressive work from you as always.

Frank


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: frank5817]
      #6367093 - 02/09/14 08:21 PM

Wow. What a delightfull sketch. Beautiful.

Andre


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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Andrev]
      #6367269 - 02/09/14 09:58 PM

Superb Kris.
I didn't know your internet site yet, whaw your planetary technique is top level. I observed Mars two nights before with my 12" 'Dob, the good sky I have here South France doesn't help me to make such quality sketches!
Michel


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Ed D
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Reged: 04/30/10

Loc: Sunny South Florida
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6367736 - 02/10/14 05:47 AM

Very nice sketch with lots of observed detail.

Ed D


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Louietheflyisme
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Reged: 06/17/13

Loc: Australia
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Ed D]
      #6367745 - 02/10/14 06:00 AM

Nice sketch. You did well to get that much detail regardless of conditions.

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Kris.
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/16/04

Loc: Belgium
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Louietheflyisme]
      #6367753 - 02/10/14 06:17 AM

thanks for the kind words everyone.

while i was checking the images at the CMO site i found this observation by Frank Melillo at nearly the same c.m. (9 vs. 17) which closely represents the view i had. apparantly his picture was also shot under poor (3/10) seeing conditions.

link to photo

it's not really a fair comparison, but this is pretty much how I see Mars under bad seeing (perhaps a little crisper)


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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6367908 - 02/10/14 09:12 AM

Wow, Kris, sorry I missed your sketch. Looks nice, very realistic.

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Kris.
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/16/04

Loc: Belgium
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6367936 - 02/10/14 09:40 AM

Aquarellia: where'd you get that fantastic detailed light pollution map from on your site?

I want one too just to show how bad off we are!


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Asbytec
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Reged: 08/08/07

Loc: La Union, PI
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6368017 - 02/10/14 10:30 AM

Kris, just cruised your sketches, You got some very nice work on your site.

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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6368519 - 02/10/14 02:49 PM

Quote:

Aquarellia: where'd you get that fantastic detailed light pollution map from on your site?
I want one too just to show how bad off we are!



Hi Kris, poor astronomer ! You can have this kind of info on http://www.avex-asso.org/
Sail on and find pages like here for Benelux : http://www.avex-asso.org/dossiers/wordpress/?page_id=2028#carte-du-benelux-2011
"Success"
Michel


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Dean Norris
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 11/05/08

Loc: Santa Cruz, Ca
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6368804 - 02/10/14 05:06 PM

Good sketch Kris. I like your use of color. Looks like the apodizing mask made good on a night of marginal seeing.

Dean


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6368883 - 02/10/14 05:52 PM

Kris,

Nice sketch of Mars .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Tamas Bognar
sage


Reged: 02/02/09

Loc: Hungary, Zákány
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6369728 - 02/11/14 01:39 AM

Kris,
Very fine sketch of Mars.


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Kris.
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 09/16/04

Loc: Belgium
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6369952 - 02/11/14 07:53 AM

Dean: yes the apodizing mask is definitely capable of upgrading the seeing a notch. I'd recommend it to anyone who observes the planets, and it's easy and cheap to make yourself!

Michel: thanks for the link! wonderful! please enjoy this image of my observing location as a token of my appreciation
(It's the white crossmark in the middle of Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels.)



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Tommy5
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/28/04

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6370957 - 02/11/14 06:47 PM

Very cool Mars sketch, Mars season should be great this year.

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Heidescoper
sage


Reged: 11/21/10

Loc: Niedersachsen, Germany
Re: Mars 03/02/2014 new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6371585 - 02/12/14 02:19 AM

hi Kris,

nice sketch.

Bye
Christian


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