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Mars | 2018-07-20 7:47 UTC | RGB, 


            Ethan & Geo Chappel

Technical card

Resolution: 488x488

Date:July 20, 2018

Time: 07:47

CMI: 245.10

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 10

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


Seeing remained excellent. After this photo, I took some time to view Mars through a Celestron Luminos 23mm eyepiece, which I affectionately call the "Beer Can Eyepiece". The difference in color between the South Polar Cap was surprisingly striking to the eye. Dark albedo markings were barely visible.

Syrtis Major is rising.
The atmosphere above Mare Cimmerium appears to be less opaque than surrounding areas.
Hellas Basin has a few yellow clouds streaking over it.
The South Polar Cap still appears to be muted by the dust storm.
Most of the SPC also appears to be darkened.



Ethan & Geo Chappel
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Mars | 2018-07-20 7:47 UTC | RGB, 


            Ethan & Geo Chappel

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