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Mars Olympus Mons and the Canyon

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#1 Eppur si muove

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 10:13 AM

This is a clearer view of Olympus Mons and some of the Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars.

 

Nexstar 6" SE - Neximage 10 - Southern hemisphere.

 

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Edited by Eppur si muove, 07 October 2020 - 10:30 AM.

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#2 rkinnett

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Posted 07 October 2020 - 01:55 PM

You've captured some great detail, but the surface identifications are incorrect.  The red circle is Elysium Mons and the blue circle is Nodus Alcyonius.  Olympus Mons is just around the right limb in this view, while Valles Marineris is all the way around on the opposite side. 

 

Refs:

http://www.guidescop...ys/mars_map.htm

https://www.esa.int/..._seen_by_OSIRIS

http://karmalimbo.co...s-map-whole.jpg

http://www.damianpea...5dp_labeled.jpg



#3 Eppur si muove

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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:44 AM

You've captured some great detail, but the surface identifications are incorrect.  The red circle is Elysium Mons and the blue circle is Nodus Alcyonius.  Olympus Mons is just around the right limb in this view, while Valles Marineris is all the way around on the opposite side. 

 

Refs:

http://www.guidescop...ys/mars_map.htm

https://www.esa.int/..._seen_by_OSIRIS

http://karmalimbo.co...s-map-whole.jpg

http://www.damianpea...5dp_labeled.jpg

Yes, you´re right! Sorry and thanks for your correction!

Ed




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