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Mars at November 9th

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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:09 PM

This night the sky was very stable here in Leipzig. I pointed my 4 inch refractor at Mars. It was one of the best observations of that season. I tried not to exaggerate the contrast.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:13 PM

Did Mars truly appear to have that shape, due perhaps to atmospheric distortion?



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:16 PM

Yes, this is because of the phase effect (like Venus, but not as intense)


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:04 PM

Uwe,

 

Nice sketch of  Mars (On November 9th) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted Yesterday, 01:24 AM

Uwe,

 

That is a fine sketch of Mars, all the better for making it at the eyepiece of a 4 inch refractor.

 

Frank :)




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