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3 views of Mars - 28th August 2018, 


            Niall MacNeill

3 views of Mars - 28th August 2018

Technical card

Resolution: 7838x4416

Date:Aug. 28, 2018

Time: 13:30

Frames: 60000

FPS: 55.00000

Focal length: 9775

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 8

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Once again I reprocessed data from the Mars apparition, this time 3 separate captures spanning 3.5 hours. The seeing was very good during this time.
By the end of August, Mars had substantially returned to its pre dust storm state and the colour began once again to take on a rusty red colour, as opposed to the more yellow. gold hues seen what the dust storm was at its peak.
The clouds around the north polar region once again display a deep blue colour as have all my images from closest approach onwards. Perhaps this had something to do with the angle of the Sun after opposition.



Niall MacNeill
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3 views of Mars - 28th August 2018, 


            Niall MacNeill