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Clouds over Tharsis mountains - Mars 27 Sept 2020

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#1 Lacaille

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:46 PM

Just two weeks from opposition and we still aren't getting great seeing in Canberra but at least the wintry rain has backed off, and the seeing did improve a bit last night, so it was worth swapping the colour camera (462MC) for the mono camera (290MM).  Mars here is seen with a much reduced polar cap, with clouds over the Tharsis Mountains, while Olympus - apparently unclouded from my inspection of the blue channel - glimmers at the terminator.

 

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Mark

 

Edit: Corrected the image. I had entered the wrong date (29 Sept) in my spreadsheet and calculated 14 days to opposition - the date of capture was the 27 Sep,  16 days to opposition.

 

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Edited by Lacaille, 28 September 2020 - 01:09 AM.

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#2 BQ Octantis

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:29 AM

Very nice cloud capture! Love the color toning, too.

 

Was this through the C14?

 

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#3 Lacaille

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:39 AM

Thanks for the kind words BQ, yes, the C14. Poor seeing, bad weather and our backyard landscaping have combined to prevent me really getting the best out of it but I will keep at it.

Thanks for the likes all!

Mark

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 07:43 PM

...got a roughly similar vista a few nights back Mark - no volcanoes, but that fox that Pat described a having a huge lower mandible was chomping it up & down incessantly in our seeing! :lol:

 

Hoping to get something worthwhile out of our data, but not overly-optimistic. ;)


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Posted 28 September 2020 - 08:10 PM

Well done Mark! waytogo.gif Those are data rich images, thanks to no global dust storm this Mars season.


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Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:23 AM

Nice images Mark, the IR sure cuts through those clouds...


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