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Observation by Mark Lonsdale: Mars 3 Oct - Olympus Mons

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Mark Lonsdale

Observer

Mark Lonsdale

Observed

2020 Oct 03 - 05:37

Uploaded

2020 Oct 05 - 04:22

Objects

Mars

Equipment
  • C14 Edge HD
  • CGX-L Mount
  • ZWO290MM
  • Siebert 1.5X Barlow
  • ZWO EFW
Location

Canberra

Target name

Mars

Title

Mars 3 Oct - Olympus Mons

About this image

The sky was fairly steady this time - a rarity this year in Canberra, but there were annoying bands of clouds that passed over whenever I had the corrector plate clear of condensation, and the ADC properly levelled.

Features of note:  The gigantic extinct shield volcano Olympus Mons is to the NNW.  The Tharsis Montes chain of volcanos is visible SE of Olympus, with a very faint haze of clouds overlying them  (in my recent image, the clouds seemed much thicker over Tharsis), and visible as a light patch.  Nearby to the SE are the chasms of the Valles Marineris.  The SPC is reduced in size and bifurcated, while blue clouds overly the NPC.

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