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Clouds over the Tharsis Mountains

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About this observation
Observer
Mark Lonsdale
Time of observation
27/09/2020 - 06:00
Object
Mars
Observing location
Canberra
Equipment
C14 Edge HD
CGX-L Mount
ZWO290MM
Siebert 1.5X Barlow
ZWO EFW
Tags

Just over two weeks from opposition and we still aren't getting great seeing in Canberra, but at least the wintry rain has backed off, and the seeing did improve a bit last night, so it was worth swapping the colour camera (462MC) for the mono camera (290MM).  Mars here is seen with a much reduced polar cap, with clouds over the Tharsis Mountains, while Olympus - apparently unclouded from my inspection of the blue channel - glimmers at the terminator.

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