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Mars 2020 11 30

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#1 chrisrnuttall


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Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:39 PM

Hi all


I managed to make a drawing of Mars although I had to wait until rain clouds cleared, and I only had half an hour before more cloud arrived from the North.
The seeing was average, but with a few brief better moments.


It looks like the dust storm is almost over with most of the features on the disc returning to normal. It seems that every time I observe I am forced to wait an hour or more by the weather here and I only manage to catch the Western edge of the storm as it rotates over the evening limb; never the middle, or more active Eastern end being accessible.

Anyway I feel lucky to have managed to see and draw it as much as I have smile.gif




No morning mist seen, apparently the dust can result in warming of the atmosphere which reduces cloud and mist activity. I imagine we might see morning mist return soon.
The Evening Limb was yellow with dust, but not especially bright now.
Moab was a little brighter on the Evening Limb.
Hellas appeared brighter still, and yellow.
Hellespontus was well seen and appeared free from dust.
Depressiones Hellesponticae appeared quite dark and I had a few glimpses of a parallel dark streak running from there into Western Hellas.
Noachis appeared dusky, Argyre bright and clear.


SPC appeared uniform and bright white.
NPH appeared normal and bright white. Indus and Oxia Paulus well seen in the North.
Margaritifer Sinus, Aurorae Sinus, Mare Erythraeum, Pandorae Fretum, Deucalionis Regio, Sinus Sabaeus, and Sinus Meridiani all appeared normal.

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#2 frank5817



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:52 PM



Worth the wait to get this fine sketch.

Very nice.


Frank :)

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 04:00 PM

A great sketch, Chris!



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Posted 01 December 2020 - 04:32 PM

Hi Chris,

very well done on producing another fine sketch of Mars. Super observations too.

Clear skies,


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Posted 02 December 2020 - 09:39 AM



Very good sketch of Mars (On 2020 11 30) smile.gif .




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Posted 04 December 2020 - 07:02 AM

Excellent Chris, some good details still to be seen waytogo.gif

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