Not the best of nights for Mars sketching. The south polar cap was not seen consistently as the seeing was poor. At times I could see several overlapping Mars images. In moments of better seeing Mare Sirenum could be seen clearly while Solis Lacus could only be hinted at near the preceding limb. The north polar hood was clearly visible and most of the remainder of the planet was a yellow orange color.
Sketch and Equipment:
Sketch using 2B and 4B graphite and assorted color pencils, blending stumps, white Pearl eraser on white copy paper, dark background created using Gimp 2.8
Temperature: 12ᵒ C (54ᵒ F) skies clear, windy, seeing 2/5
Equipment Used: 16” f/4.41 Dobsonian, 6mm eyepiece (299 x) filters used during observing polarizing and Neodymium stacked, sketch was made with filters in place.