Mars Sketch


Martin McKenna
  Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Photo Title
  Mars Sketch
Time and Date taken
  20th September 2005 0230ut
Equipment used
  Meade 8inch SCT LX10 at 262x

Hi all

Thought i would share with you a sketch of Mars i done last night which i have scanned from my log book. Done at the eyepiece at 03.30LT at 262X using the 8" F/10 SCT. Not a great sketch but i thought i would share it anyway. The planet looked amazing last night and i have to admit to being shocked by the planets large disk which has grown very large since i last observed it a month ago! Even at 77X the planet was large and showed a wealth of detail. The seeing was about 6 but with periodic moments of excellent conditions. I really would like to see the Martian volcanoes!!! Anyway why not have a go yourself? its a great way to train your eyes for detail.

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