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Mars in red light


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About this observation
David Basey
Time of observation
24/08/2020 - 01:54
Observing location
358mm Dobsonian
Altair 178M3 camera
W25 red filter

Reasonable conditions again in the small hours of Monday morning revealing considerable detail in red light.

The dark vertical marking just left of centre is Syrtis Major, to its left are Syrtis Minor and Mare Tyrrenhenum. Above Syrtis Major is the brighter area of Hellas with the dusky Zea Lacus, Peneus and Yaonis Fretum. The latter separates Hellas from the lighter streak of Yaonis Regio. Sinus Sabaeus stretches horizontally towards the right limb. The bright area between Syrtis Major and Sinus Sabaeus comprises the deserts of Aeria, Arabia and Moab.

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