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#1 sg80

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 09:07 PM

I have a 80mm f11/4 refractor only scope I ever owned looked at Mars before and have not seen much.I have owned the scope since 1996 and have seen a polar cap.tonight at 130 mag with a 7 mm eyepiece. and 144 mag with a 6.3 mm eyepiece. I saw a cap and dark markings even though Mars was the size of a small orange aspirin.I enjoyed myself.the seeing was very good.


Edited by sg80, 08 November 2020 - 09:08 PM.

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#2 shortonjr

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 09:13 PM

Glad you enjoyed yourself. Mars is a sight to behold. I hope you see more of all that is up there!

Thank you for sharing your experience with us!



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Posted 10 November 2020 - 12:59 AM

Yeah, Mars is pretty good this Mars season.  For me it'd be even better if the seeing was good.

I'm glad you got good seeing.  I recall many years back, on a night of exceptional seeing, I was able to get some high magnifications on it.

 

Look for the north polar cap; it's tiny!  It's like a little white dot.

 

EDIT: SOUTH polar cap!  (Oops.)


Edited by E_Look, 10 November 2020 - 06:32 PM.


#4 rowdy388

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:07 PM

Yeah, Mars is pretty good this Mars season.  For me it'd be even better if the seeing was good.

I'm glad you got good seeing.  I recall many years back, on a night of exceptional seeing, I was able to get some high magnifications on it.

 

Look for the north polar cap; it's tiny!  It's like a little white dot.

Last night was one of those rare good seeing nights and Mars looked great for a change! That's the south

polar cap that's visible.....it just looks north in our reflectors. Tiny white dot is right but bright and easy to see.



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Posted 10 November 2020 - 06:32 PM

Ah yes!  You got it right, my apologies.  I'll edit it now.




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