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Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-22, 11:07 PM
Hi everyone,

This morning I took this image of Mars with my Takahashi CN-212 and ToUCam with Meade Apo barlow and Baader IR/UV blocking filter. The dust storm doesn't seem to be letting up right now, I hope it is gone by the opposition this December.

http://gallery.caasastro.org/v/member/kedwards/mars2007/Mars_8_22_2007_540_Local_Time_CN212_ToUCam_Barlow_ _7_.jpg.html

01101001
2007-Aug-22, 11:10 PM
Cool.

It's as big as the full moon! (BA Blog article (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/07/27/mars-wont-be-as-big-as-the-moon-get-over-it/))

Tucson_Tim
2007-Aug-22, 11:15 PM
Very nice Kyle. Is there a hint of surface features?

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-23, 12:27 AM
Thanks guys.



Is there a hint of surface features?

I think so, but if there wasn't a dust storm filling up Mars's atmosphere with dust particles, there would be lots more visible.

These hubble images do a good job of illustrating what happens when there is a global dust storm.

http://homepages.wmich.edu/~korista/ss-images/mars-globduststrm.jpg

Tucson_Tim
2007-Aug-23, 12:40 AM
Thanks guys.




I think so, but if there wasn't a dust storm filling up Mars's atmosphere with dust particles, there would be lots more visible.

These hubble images do a good job of illustrating what happens when there is a global dust storm.

http://homepages.wmich.edu/~korista/ss-images/mars-globduststrm.jpg

Big difference in those Hubble photos! It looks like a hint of features in the bottom half of your photo.

paul f. campbell
2007-Aug-23, 12:46 AM
Hi Kyle.
nice image. I hope to get out this weekend for a look at Mars if our weather gets better. clear skies to you Paul

JAICOA
2007-Aug-23, 01:05 AM
Kyle its a very sharp image even if surface details aren't, you did a great job on this session. Clear Skies

andyschlei
2007-Aug-23, 01:19 AM
Can't wait to see what you get when the clouds clear on Mars.

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-23, 05:54 PM
Thanks. I do hope dust storm clears, I am wanting to see what the polar caps look like this year. If I remember correctly, the sun will be over to Mars's equator this opposition, so both polar caps may be visible.