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2 views of Mars 1 day 2 hrs 40 mins apart, 



    
        

            Niall MacNeill

2 views of Mars 1 day 2 hrs 40 mins apart

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

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Resolution: 1327x800

Locations: Home property, Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

I captured Mars a day and bit apart. Since Mars day length is 24 hours & 40 mins, the aspects are slightly different. The planet is now approaching 13 arc secs in diameter.
The iconic Sinus Gomer juts to the North in both images, being nearer the limb in the first image and at the Central Meridian in the later image.
Sublimation of CO2 at the SPC is generating gas and winds which are picking up dust which is streaming away. These dust clouds extend over towards the Hellas Basin on the limb in the image of the 15th (right).
Mares Tyrrhenum and Cimmerium are also heavily encumber with dust clouds.

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Niall MacNeill
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2 views of Mars 1 day 2 hrs 40 mins apart, 



    
        

            Niall MacNeill