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Rod Pommier

Location of Photo:

Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA

Date/Time of photo:

2020-10-08, 07:31 UT, mean time of observation.


Celestron Compustar C14, TeleVue Powermate 2x, Point Grey Flea3


Mars on 2020-10-08, 07:31 UT, mean time of observation, imaged under mediocre seeing conditions, but I was still able to pull out some details. This image shows Sinus Sabaeus central on the disk with Sinus Meridiani to its left. Syrtis Major and Tyrrena Terra are setting on the right limb with the Hellas basin below them. The darker area below Sinus Sebaeus and to the left of the Hellas basin is Noachis Terra (Noah's Land). Details were obscured along much of the lower left/eastern limb, likely from morning mists and clouds, but Margaritifer Terra can be seen emerging from them. Best 3379 frames from 5 videos, stacked and de-rotated in WinJupos. The South Polar Cap is noticeably smaller than in my image from 2020-10-03.




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