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Mars 3 Oct - Olympus Mons


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About this observation
Mark Lonsdale
Time of observation
03/10/2020 - 06:37
Observing location
C14 Edge HD
CGX-L Mount
Siebert 1.5X Barlow

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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