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Observation by Martin Lewis: Mars RGB 15th Jan 2021

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Martin Lewis

Observer

Martin Lewis

Observed

2021 Jan 16 - 13:02

Uploaded

2021 Jan 16 - 13:03

Objects

Mars

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Constellation

Orion

Field centre

RA: 05h54m
Dec: +07°23'
Position angle: -175°31'

Field size

0°06' × 0°03'

Equipment
  • 444mm Dobsonian
  • ASI224MC
  • L Astronomik filter
Location

St Albans, UK

Target name

Mars

Title

Mars RGB 15th Jan 2021

About this image

A very gibbous Mars on 15th Jan. at just 9.0" across. Syrtis Major as the dark wedge on the left well seen. The tiny South Polar Cap has now disappeared onto the night side and so vanished from view for the first time this apparition. Amazingly hints of Huygens Crater seen at top left corner of Syrtis Major
Martin

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