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#1 HentySky

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 08:08 PM

Hi Folks, this is possibly my final post for this season, today I am off to my brother's farm to cart wheat for a month and it will be a somewhat smaller Mars when I get back.  It has been a memorable planet season with fantastic images submitted by everyone.  I am just glad the Mars storm came towards the end of the season and did not ruin the hi res images that were being posted around opposition.

 

I have managed to image Mars on 4 consecutive nights, on the west coast of Australia both Luke and I have been very fortunate to get some extremely steady skies.  Not sure is it was pointed out by other contributors but on the 18th a bright spot appeared in the Juventae Chasma which was visible for 2 nights and on the 20th it disappeared. 

 

Keep up the great imaging everyone.

 

Cheers Brett

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#2 Vega700

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 09:58 PM

Absolutely super results! I wish I had the time to do the animations, yours are A1.Yes I noticed the bright spot, but my eye is on this growing storm front to the east. You have done an excellent job, and we have had the front seat here.



#3 Lacaille

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 10:19 PM

Superb work Brett!

I think that bright spot might be a recurrence at the same spot as the June dust storm and also the recent disturbances?

Take care on your farm work- bumper grain crops this year I think! Might still be worth imaging Mars when you get back though!

#4 BQ Octantis

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 11:19 PM

Beautiful shots, mate! The animation very clearly shows the steep decline in visibility of surface features. This makes me wonder even more how much processing (vice the fluid mechanics of the Martian atmosphere) is hiding the dust from the opposite hemisphereโ€ฆ

 

Safe harvesting,

 

BQ



#5 Kiwi Paul

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:43 AM

Thank you for your fantastic images!
Cheers Paul

#6 Borodog

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:38 AM

Amazing work. Well done.



#7 stuart keenor

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 01:28 PM

Incredible images Brett ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

#8 stuart keenor

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 01:28 PM

Incredible images Brett ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

#9 R Botero

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 04:26 AM

Amazing sequence Brett - thank you for sharing!  Have fun at your brother's.

 

Roberto



#10 ch-viladrich

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 01:35 PM

Amazing sequence. What a treat !




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