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Old 16-09-2020, 04:03 PM
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Sydney..Mars after Midnight

Seeing has been ordinary of late in Sydney WELL,was half asleep, got up after 1am grabbed my 6se as too lazy to set up the big guns..looked at Jupiter ..Wow..a BIG white oval near the SEB..
Then slew over to Mars ..my Jaw nearly dropped..The best view of the Syrtis Major, Ice cap and BRIGHT Hellas Planitia for years ..even sighted Elysium Mons albedo..now I have a very sharp C6..but that was ridiculous a very steady view too...even an Altair 80 ed showed a lot!

PS:Observation done with 9mm Tak abbe,and 5.5mm meade.A baader contrast Booster "increased the feast"!

If anyone else was up interested in your thoughts ..no sign of dust storms this year!
Bigjoe.

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