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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Mars, march 28th
      #6434274 - 03/28/14 11:59 AM Attachment (38 downloads)

The evening yesterday was clear. So I brought my 6 inch Mak outside,. When I woke up after midnight, I dressed up and observed Mars for a while. The steadiness was so lá lá, I could not magnify more than 140x. The use of a neodymium filter helped a little.
Under these circumstances I got only a mediocre sketch. But the remaining of the polar cap were clearly visible, surrounded by darker material. Olympus mons was covered by clouds. The phase of the planet was just visible in form of an unsharp edge. The image is mirror reversed. central meridian was around 180 deg.

Edited by Uwe Pilz (03/28/14 12:02 PM)


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CarlosEH
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6435391 - 03/28/14 11:43 PM

Uwe,

An excellent observation of Mars. The cloud over Olympus Mons is well recorded. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Regards,
Carlos


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Ed D
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #6435796 - 03/29/14 10:03 AM

Excellent observation and sketch. I like the cloud over Olympus Mons, as well as the colors you used to differentiate the NPC from the cloud.

Ed D


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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: Ed D]
      #6436024 - 03/29/14 12:35 PM

Uwe,

Very nice sketch despite the less than ideal conditions.
With the disk larger than 14" it is well worth a look.

Frank


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6436131 - 03/29/14 01:30 PM

Uwe,

Nice sketch of Mars Mar. 28th .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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magnus
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6436663 - 03/29/14 06:29 PM

Sehr gut.
Vielen dank,Uwe

Magnus 57N.


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: magnus]
      #6437201 - 03/30/14 02:41 AM

Thank you all for your comments. I hope having steadier air next time and presenting you a finer sketch.

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Kris.
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #6440842 - 04/01/14 04:17 AM

very nice capture Uwe!

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Asbytec
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: Kris.]
      #6440986 - 04/01/14 08:02 AM

For 140x, Uwe, I kind of like it. I like the way you rendered Mars, looks nice. Too bad you couldn't really get up higher in magnification.

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Tamas Bognar
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6442794 - 04/02/14 01:28 AM

Uwe,

Excellent observation and sketch.


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kenrenard
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Re: Mars, march 28th new [Re: Tamas Bognar]
      #6442996 - 04/02/14 07:15 AM

Nice work Uwe,

Fine drawing.


Ken


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