This time Mars at 47° altitude in the south east and the seeing is poor, I was able to view and sketch planet Mars but the view this time was challenging in the gusty wind. The bright south polar cap was easily visible. Hellas and Syrtis Major were the most prominent features seen and Mars has moved into Pisces since my last sketch ten days ago.
Sketching Materials and Equipment:
Location: Mesa, Az.
Mars: CM 264°
V. mag. -0.5
Date and Time: June 28, 2020: 11:25 UT
Sketch using assorted graphite and color pencils, blending stumps, White Pearl eraser on white copy paper dark background made using Gimp 2.8
Seeing: Antoniadi : IV
Transparency: Average 4/5 clear, breezy
Temperature: 25ᵒ C (77ᵒ F)
No filters used
Scope Used: 16” f/4.41 Dobsonian on an equatorial platform 7mm, eyepiece (256x).