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Old 03-04-2011, 01:56 PM
overlord (Charles)
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Mars Perihelion - Old Sketches from 2003.

The reason I had to hurry and get a scope in 2003 was for the perihelic conjunction of Mars, so these are some old sketches:

Made with an 8" Dobby f/5, my eyes and brain.


http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...tion/mars1.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...tion/mars2.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...tion/mars3.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...tion/mars4.jpg

CANALS! I started to see canals late in the observational season. The traditional explanation is because the trees are turning green. I think it's cos there is some condensation on the mountains or something.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...tion/mars5.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...tion/mars8.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...tion/mars7.jpg

The whole planet with a little of my own nomenclature:
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...arsMap2003.jpg

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