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Mars January 5,2023 Sketch

Mars January 5,2023 Sketch

Mars January 5, 2023, Sketch
Syrtis Major, Iapygia, Mare Serpentis, Sinus Sabaeus, Sinus Meridiani, Mare Tyrrhenum in part, Utopia, Hellas all clearly visible, Limb haze on the preceding and following margins. Some clouds south of Utopia.
Sketching Materials and Equipment
For this sketch I used color pencil dust applied with a blending stump, graphite HB pencil, eraser, white copy paper, Gimp2 to cut the sketch and move to a black background. Seeing 3/5, transparency 4/5.
Telescope 16” f/4.41 8mm eyepiece 224x with barlow 448x, filter used neodymium to slightly increase contrast. Scope on an equatorial platform.
Frank 5817

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