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Mars: 23rd September 2018

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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 02:18 AM

Hi all,

 

Mars continues to dominate the southern skies and on 23rd September I made two drawings using the University’s 20” Planewave Dall-Kirkham.  Average seeing in drawing 1 but it conditions had started to fall off by drawing 2. The SPC is now very small and I had fine views of Mare Chronium and Cimmerium. Elysium still rather obscure.

 

Best wishes,

-Paul

 

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:43 AM

Thank you for posting this as side by side! It makes it easy to cross my eyes to give a 3D look.



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:42 AM

Paul,

 

Very nice sketched of  Mars: 23rd September 2018 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 05:13 PM

Stunning work!



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:14 PM

Excellent work, Paul. I noticed that vast majority of recent images, and sketches through large telescopes, like yours, show now white/bright region at northern pole. I'm consistently seeing there bright white region night by night in my 60 and 82mm refractors. Is this some trick to eye? Have you tried to look at Mars with something smaller? I have no explanation for what I'm seeing.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

Love these



#7 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:59 PM

Hi all!  Thanks for the kind remarks.

 

Sasa: The brightness towards the north is likely to be bright clouds from the northern polar region- it is winter in Mars' northern hemisphere and while the apparent disk size is large this is probably what you're seeing.

 

Cheers,

-Paul


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