View Single Post
Old 06-09-2016, 09:57 PM
Tinderboxsky's Avatar
Tinderboxsky (Steve)
I can see clearly now ...

Tinderboxsky is online now
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tinderbox TAS
Posts: 677
Mars and two globular clusters

Mars was a fine sight tonight with globular clusters M19 and NGC6284 on either side of the planet forming a shallow triangle. The globular clusters and Mars were neatly framed in the same 2 degree field of view at 33X magnification. Observations two hours apart clearly showed Mars' motion across the background stars. By late evening the seeing was very good allowing a high magnification look at Mars. It is receding fast now and much smaller but surface detail was still quite clear although difficult to recognise being so small.
Mars will still be between the two globular clusters on Wednesday evening.
Scope: Vixen NA140SS and Panoptic24.



Last edited by Tinderboxsky; 07-09-2016 at 09:52 AM. Reason: Additional information.
Reply With Quote