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Paul G. Abel
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A cloudy Mars!
      #6410107 - 03/04/14 07:12 PM

Greetings all,

Please find attached a Mars drawing from last night. Alas seeing was not great, although some steady moments did occur. In the south Erythaeum can be made out, while Acidalium can be seen in the north, The north polar cap is now quite small but still visible. The thing that really took my attention was what looked like a bright cloud on the evening terminator- presumably over Moab/Eden. Similarly, there also appeared to be a bright cloud in Arcadia near the morning limb.

Best wishes,
-Paul



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Ed D
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #6410350 - 03/04/14 09:30 PM

Paul, excellent Mars sketch. I have also noticed the shrinking of the NPC, as well as the increased cloud cover and limb haze. Although Mars is now closer than it was a couple of months ago the clouds and haze make observing details harder with the small scope I'm using in the mornings.

Ed D


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Chopin
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Ed D]
      #6410395 - 03/04/14 09:49 PM

Paul, terrific observing as usual.

I just can't bring myself to go out into the frigid temps in the early morning anymore. I'm in Mars hibernation until the temps start creeping over 30şF.


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frank5817
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Chopin]
      #6410575 - 03/04/14 10:59 PM

Paul,

Very nice Mars sketching.

I'm in agreement with Jason on the weather.

Frank


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Uwe Pilz
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: frank5817]
      #6410686 - 03/05/14 12:04 AM

I tried to observe for myself Mars after my comet Panstarrs observation. But the air was much tu unsteady. I'll try it in the next days - it is alwasy intersting seeing the weather on other planets

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niteskystargazer
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #6419362 - 03/21/14 02:23 PM

Paul,

Very nice sketch of Mars .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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mikesemmler
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6420425 - 03/22/14 03:01 AM

very good scetch

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Achernar
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #6425345 - 03/23/14 08:30 PM

This a very good sketch that mirrors what I saw last Thursday night. I have definitely seen the clouds along the dawn and dusk terminators, as well as both polar caps. The clouds were surprisingly distinct through my 15-inch despite the mediocre seeing.

Taras


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Andrev
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Achernar]
      #6425437 - 03/23/14 09:35 PM

Beautiful sketch Paul.

Andre


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Kris.
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Andrev]
      #6440843 - 04/01/14 04:18 AM

beautiful, very realistically rendered!

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CarlosEH
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Kris.]
      #6440852 - 04/01/14 04:34 AM

Paul,

An excellent observation of Mars showing many interesting albedo features. The clouds recorded over the eastern (evening) terminator, Moab/Eden, Chryse/Xanthe, and Arcadia are very interesting and prominent. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Regards,
Carlos


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Tommy5
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #6442546 - 04/01/14 10:22 PM

Nice Mars sketch, good job on color and on the clouds.

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Tamas Bognar
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Re: A cloudy Mars! new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6442797 - 04/02/14 01:33 AM

Paul, excellent Mars sketch.

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