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Mars and dust storm: 26th November 2020

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#1 dweller25

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:03 AM

Hello,

Surprisingly the clouds cleared last night for a short while allowing me to do a quick sketch of Mars with the dust storm just off central on the globe.

Seeing was surprisingly good and the image was sharp in the 4" refractor at x240 but features lacked contrast - maybe due to the dust storm and/or the ever increasing distance Mars is away from us.

South polar cap was easy tonight - a couple of nights ago I could not see it at all !

Dew on the preceding limb and north pole could just be seen.

The edge of Nilokeras was visible on the northern limb.

Seeing : AII

CM : 47'

Time : 19:25UT

 

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 11:53 AM

David,

 

Nice sketch of Mars and dust storm: (On 26th November 2020) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom



#3 frank5817

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 08:24 PM

David,

 

Fine Mars sketch showing evidence of the dust storm.

 

Frank :)



#4 dweller25

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 05:36 AM

Tom, Frank - thanks for the kind comments.

 

And thanks for all the likes.

 

Mars is shrinking fast now so will observe as often as possible.......



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Posted 28 November 2020 - 07:49 PM

Great sketch David. You really are making the most of those clear nights... Keep them coming!

All the best,

Darren.


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