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.
Mars at November 9th
Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:13 PM
Did Mars truly appear to have that shape, due perhaps to atmospheric distortion?
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
Nice sketch of Mars (On November 9th) .
Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:24 AM
That is a fine sketch of Mars, all the better for making it at the eyepiece of a 4 inch refractor.