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The 2022 Mars Opposition

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#26 Jeff B1

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 03:46 PM

Does that mean that the NPC will be large just after opposition, since winter will be ending for it?

See:  http://www.alpo-astr...ing_Mars_3.html

 

The NPR will have the polar hood so the cap should break though sometime in January 2023.


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#27 Alan French

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 04:04 PM

Oh, I didn't look there.  I guess the Bing inserted 2021 and I just didn't notice it.  Sometimes search engines do strange things like auto insert while typing and if you do see it off you go into never never land. 

Yes, they do. Been there myself.

 

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 05:37 AM

Does that mean that the NPC will be large just after opposition, since winter will be ending for it?

As Jeff said the north cap will get into spring in 2023, however the axial tilt of the planet will not be favourable to see it, especially after opposition. So it is really a "southern equinoxe" apparition.


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#29 Spaceman Spiff

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 06:01 PM

How long before the opposition would be the best time to view the SPC?



#30 Jeff B1

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 07:51 PM

How long before the opposition would be the best time to view the SPC?

Why don't you go download WinJUPOS with a nice graphics system and setup Mars.  You can see the progress of the caps with that;  http://www.grischa-h...ge.t-online.de/

 

The SPC will be quite visible from Jan 2022 thru Set 2022.  The NPC will not be so nice.  Here is a nice chart I use:

 

Mars_Best.jpg


Edited by Jeff B1, 27 January 2021 - 09:57 AM.

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 03:14 PM

Gomer Sinus sticks out like a sore thumb on that map...my Mars nemesis...I have never observed/resolved it using 5.5” apo!

Edited by t.r., 29 January 2021 - 03:23 PM.


#32 Jeff B1

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 03:37 PM

I'm sure I found the above Mars chart here:  https://www.cloudyni.../#entry10581476




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