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Mars 26 Aug 2018 - Sinus Meridiani - 3 min capture, 


            Seb Lukas

Mars 26 Aug 2018 - Sinus Meridiani - 3 min capture

Technical card

Date:Aug. 26, 2018

Time: 14:02

Frames: 1200

FPS: 146.00000

Focal length: 6096

CMI: 6.40

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 967x870

Locations: Gungahlin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Mars through high level cirrus on a full Moon night.

I persevered with one hour imaging run despite uneven transparency. Clouds finally cleared shortly after local midnight allowing for this view.

Martian Prime Meridian is centred in this image with Sinus Meridiani and Sinus Sabaeus fully clear of the dust storm (its epicentre). South Polar Cap is very bright compared to its northern counterpart. Mare Erythraeum and dusty Argyre basin are also very prominent.



Seb Lukas
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


Mars 26 Aug 2018 - Sinus Meridiani - 3 min capture, 


            Seb Lukas