ICEINSPACE
Most Read Articles
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON Full Moon
99.9%
The Sun Now
Time Zones
Sydney
8:03 pm
Perth
6:03 pm
Auckland
10:03 pm
New York*
6:03 am
Paris*
12:03 pm
GMT
10:03 am




Go Back   IceInSpace > General Astronomy > Celestial and Astronomical Events

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #21  
Old 15-07-2018, 06:11 PM
Uncle_Martin (Igor)
Registered User

Uncle_Martin is offline
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sydney
Posts: 10
I've been doing guerilla observations of Mars after coming home from working night shift, ergo, at just before dawn local time, or about 1800 UT. With brightening skies, Mars should still be observable as late as 7am Sydney time.

Sat night, I bracketed between 1030pm and 0030 am or 1230-1400 UT roughly for my viewings and basically saw the same lack of detail. The usual dark markings should be very obvious and open to showing more evanescent detail round the edges. Dust storm still.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 31-07-2018, 08:55 PM
BarneyMaroon's Avatar
BarneyMaroon (Tony)
Registered User

BarneyMaroon is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Toowong
Posts: 34
Update

I'm hanging around waiting for a "go" from ice-in-spacers before I get out the scope and do an align. Please let us know if the dust clears.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 24-08-2018, 03:04 PM
Uncle_Martin (Igor)
Registered User

Uncle_Martin is offline
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sydney
Posts: 10
So am I. Sydney weather has been crap lately, but the weather on Mars doubly so. Hopefully, the dust will clear while the planet's still close. We have the rest of August and September, I think, for a reasonable disc.

After that, not so much.

Pray to the gods of Barsoom!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 29-08-2018, 03:08 PM
Uncle_Martin (Igor)
Registered User

Uncle_Martin is offline
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sydney
Posts: 10
Had a peek last night at Mars, 1310-1340 UT.

The dust seems to be clearing...

I could see Syrtis Major, Sinus Sabaeus, Mare Hadriaticum and they almost seemed as dark as formerly (as seen with a red W25 filter).

The belt around the shrinking south polar cap was less dark and Hellas was outlined clearly, though without its customary cloudy haze. The white haze may have been coloured by the dust storm particles remaining in the atmosphere.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-09-2018, 09:40 AM
snarkyboojum's Avatar
snarkyboojum (Adrian)
Registered User

snarkyboojum is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 35
Mars looked pretty last night

Mars looked rather pretty last night (taken from the middle of Sydney).
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (mars.jpg)
3.7 KB10 views
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-09-2018, 11:25 AM
Saturnine (Jeff)
Registered User

Saturnine is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 491
Mars did look pretty good last night, seeing was good but not great from here, Jupiter and Saturn looked good earlier as well. Was first lighting a new scope, a 250mm F5 Newt and collimation was off a little and the EQ6 has an annoying vibration that I haven't managed to adjust to get rid of.
It is pleasing to see that the dreaded dust storm is definitely abating, a few nights ago, Sunday evening, Syrtis Major was standing out quite boldly
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (20180905 22_08_22 - 2.jpg)
7.6 KB18 views
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 08:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
FLI Cameras and Imaging Accessories
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Atik Horizon
Advertisement
Interest Free Finance
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
SkyWatcher WiFi Adaptor
Advertisement
SkyWatcher 2018 Catalogue
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement