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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:42 AM

Hi all,

 

We've had some very good weather conditions of late with reasonable seeing.  My 12" Newtonian has provided some stunning views of Mars.  Solis Lacus seems to be very well defined, I also thought Ophir was particularly bright with a bright streak in Candor next to Ganges.  White clouds have been present over the volcanoes and on the limb.

First, an observation made on 9th-10th September, I was surprised to see brilliant white clouds over Arsia Mons!

 

MARS3.png

 

On 13-14 September I had excellent views of Solis Lacus and the surrounding deserts:

 

MARS1.png

 

Last night (14th September) I was able to study the Mare Erythraeum which showed considerable structure:

 

MARS2.png

 

Best wishes,

-Paul


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#2 Gerry Smith

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 10:49 AM

Wow! Now I understand Percival Lowell better.



#3 niteskystargazer

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:18 PM

Paul,

 

Very good sketches of Mars Observations smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom




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