Mars - August 2, 2005

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East and West noted in the sketch are Martian E/W, not celestial E/W.

Observation Notes:

Mars was still low in the east and the seeing was poor when I made the observation. The South Polar Cap was still prominent. After shading in the darker areas showing up in the southern hemisphere, I looked up the likely features. Tharsis dominated the norther half in featureless brightness while the main dark feature I saw was apparently the Solis Lacus region. I caught glimpses of a lighter region along the south terminator that might have been Argyre.

Position*Pisces [RA: 02:06:44 / Dec: +09:51:55]
Size*11.4" (Equatorial diameter)
Date/TimeAugust 2, 2005 - 1:15 AM
(August 2, 2005 - 08:15 UT)
Observing Loc.Flagstaff, AZ - Home
InstrumentOrion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag.10 mm Sirius Plössl+ 2X Barlow (240X)
ConditionsPartly Cloudy, calm
TransparencyMag 5.2 NELM
*SourcesOrion's The Sky Astronomy Software

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