Hi all - we arrived home last night after staying at Hawker for 3 nights, but only imaging on the first night...the conditions were probably just as good on the 2nd night but as I had progressed quite a bit in the first night's processing I realised that we had enough data to complete our assignation, so decided to take a break from imaging, especially as we were so tired of late!
This allowed me to take things a bit easier & finish all but the final processing up there, which I completed today.
The specific vista with Syrtis Major front & square (aka "almost right on the C.M." ) was the one that had eluded us so far, but not anymore!
Pleased with the result...& as I look back now & think that in the space of 42 days from September 13th to October 25th we managed to complete this task...when at first I thought we'd struggle to get 1 or 2 decent images, I feel quite a degree of satisfaction.
On a whim I rotated the images to South up whereas I've presented all of the preceding ones North up, with a slight rotational twist - actually the feed capture orientation - but not having looked at any of our images South up for a very long time I liked the novelty & present the first image here that way...with Mars at 150% capture scale as well as at capture scale for the rgb & individual filter images...
Plenty of clouds again as the Martian atmosphere seems to be displaying of late, with an interesting broad swathe of cloud stretching from the Northern tip of Syrtis Major right across to Sinus Meridiani etc...
This view with Hellas front & centre appealed to me - make sure you click on the image to view it at full size!