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Kris.
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Mars 26/03/'14
      #6429648 - 03/26/14 04:23 AM

the view i had tonight of the 'boring' side of mars was easily the best i've ever had. probably due to the large mist/frost/cloud (?) over olympus mons, giving way to it's location. but there was also a lot of fine detail in the lighter desert immediately around the volcanoe, i didn't attempt to reproduce because it was too difficult, so the sketch does not really do justice to the view i had, but still i'm pleased to have seen some features which are new to me!

the npc was visible, as a cloudy feature at 7 and 2 'o clock. i currently don't have acces to my standard scanner and computer, so this is the best i can do.



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Ed D
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6429826 - 03/26/14 08:46 AM

That's a really nice sketch with a lot of detail, boring side or not. Great catch on the cloud over Olympus Mons.
Also, good use of filters for details and putting it all together in your sketch.

Ed D


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6430440 - 03/26/14 02:48 PM

Kris,

Very nice sketch of Mars .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6431368 - 03/26/14 10:42 PM

Kris,

This is a very nice sketch! The desert sands hue is well done as are the relative intensities and placement. I'm psyched its gotten over 14" now and can't wait till next month when I observe again!

Keep em' coming!

Pete


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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: azure1961p]
      #6431478 - 03/26/14 11:54 PM

Kris,

A very impressive capture of Mars. Much fine detail.
Cloud capture and polar region great.

Frank


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dweller25
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: frank5817]
      #6431658 - 03/27/14 03:17 AM

Kris, Considering how low Mars is at our latitude that is a very good observation.

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stanislas-jean
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: dweller25]
      #6431662 - 03/27/14 03:35 AM

Kris I suggest you mark the aperture to 200-230mm in order to reduce the light glaring. In this status, some low contrasted features will appear to you at the eyepiece with a little more possibility of magnification.
An exit pupill diameter of 0.6-0.7mm at the eyepiece is giving a more suitable light level for at the planet disk.
CM 200° is the the "featureless" planet side of Mars.
Good skies.
Stanislas-Jean


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Kris.
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: stanislas-jean]
      #6431677 - 03/27/14 03:55 AM

Thanks everyone,

@ Stanislas: thanks for the tip, i'll try that next time.
an exit pupil of 0.6 - 0.7mm for my scope (D:30cm, FL:1500mm, f/5) would mean a 4mm eyepiece yielding a 375x magnification, which is rarely usable under our skies... (especially now that mars is low in the sky).


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Jef De Wit
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6432098 - 03/27/14 11:05 AM

Great catch!

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stanislas-jean
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: Kris.]
      #6433675 - 03/28/14 02:54 AM

Quote:

Thanks everyone,

@ Stanislas: thanks for the tip, i'll try that next time.
an exit pupil of 0.6 - 0.7mm for my scope (D:30cm, FL:1500mm, f/5) would mean a 4mm eyepiece yielding a 375x magnification, which is rarely usable under our skies... (especially now that mars is low in the sky).




Brightness of the image at the eyepiece can be adjusted also when using grey filters.
Stanislas-Jean


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Tommy5
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: stanislas-jean]
      #6434941 - 03/28/14 06:35 PM

very nice Mars sketch, nice use of color, thanks for sharing.

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CarlosEH
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: Tommy5]
      #6435385 - 03/28/14 11:39 PM

Kris,

An excellent observation of Mars. You have recorded Elysium and a cloud over it very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Regards,
Carlos


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Aquarellia
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Re: Mars 26/03/'14 new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #6435915 - 03/29/14 11:31 AM

Superb!

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